Summary: Hello! is a very friendly wine that also happens to be vegan friendly. And, if you’ve been forced into isolation in recent times, Hello! is a chance to re-connect with the wines & people you love – even while social distancing! So, if you like friendly Pinot or Shiraz from South Australia then these are the wines for you. Hello! - a wine that by its very nature is friendly on your palate. Perfectly suited to many cuisines, these wines are also crafted to ensure they are suitable for Vegans.
Vintage: Sourced from established vineyards in South Australia. The sheltered aspect and consistent temperatures combine to ensure the retention of natural acidity in the elegant fruit harvested.
Winemaking: Healthy and problem free fruit is selected in the vineyard and then picked in the cool of the night and then rushed to the nearby winery for a fast and focused vinification. Fermentation is cool in a closed static fermenter before a short maturation on lees and bottling.
2021 Vintage: If 2020 was all about the heat, then 2021 will be remembered as the wet season. In many parts of Australia, it was unseasonably wet in winter but not at critical times to do damage nor impact the resultant ripeness of the grapes. A cool and dry summer meant even ripening was achieved between dry and rainy spells and the ensuing fruit quality was excellent and for once yields were up making for a bumper harvest in 2021.
Tasting Note: A vibrant Shiraz that shows the typicity of bright South Australian ripe fruit as well as exotic spice. Dark berry fruit on the palate enhanced by a framework of fine tannins with a lifted finish and balanced acidity. Pair with a Middle Eastern mezze plate.