Jericho Wines is a new and exciting wine brand brought to you by the Jericho family: Neil, Kaye, Sally, Andrew, and Kim. Neil and Andrew have crafted the wines, with 50 years of wine making between them. Kim, the graphic artist has designed the labels, with Sally and Kaye support the family business and administration. The label takes inspiration from grape grower Vic Jericho, Neil’s father.
The focus of this wine is the Grenache with the other varieties adding structure and complexity to the overall blend. Grenache, 87%, had partial whole bunch fermentation and aged in older french oak barrels. Whole bunch fermentation gives the wine its vibrant red berry characteristics. Careful use of Shiraz, 10%, adds structure to the wine and the Mourvedre, 3%, adds spiciness.
Grenache together with the whole bunch fermentation adds the focus of this blend. The fruit character of Grenache is red berry type fruit and softness on the palate. Grenache produces very elegant wines but with a great power of fruit. Shiraz adds structure and complexity and Mourvedre adds spice and gamey characteristics. We were very careful that neither the Shiraz nor Mourvedre were to dominate the blend but to add subtle complexity to the Grenache.
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