Jericho’s grapes are sourced from two vineyards at opposite ends of the Adelaide Hills. Kersbrook in the north provides a cool dry climate, with gentle east facing slopes of shallow loam soils prefect for old vines to produce small bunches, full of flavour intensity and soft tannins. Kuitpo in the extreme south of the Hills provides sunny days and cool nights, ideal for even ripening.
Designed with freshness in mind, this wine has been fermented in stainless steel to maintain the varietal spice and tropical fruit flavours. Five months on fine lees following ferment has built creamy texture to complement the crisp fruit profile. Nutty and floral lees derived characters underpin the freshness of the palate, without overwhelming the delicacy of the flavour profile.
Fine mineral character with dry citrus and some warm spice. Elegant floral aromas vie with a buttery nose and a palate of peach, pear and apricot backed by tropical pineapple, grapefruit and honeydew melon. On the long, vibrant finish there are subtle, lees derived, notes of almond and elderflower.
Cellaring: The vibrant profile of this wine and lees ageing lends itself well to drinking now and through the next 5 years.
Food Pairing: Easily stands up to bold flavours such as salmon or crab pasta.
About the Producer
Jericho Wines is a new and exciting wine brand brought to you by the Jericho family: Neil and Andrew (with 50 years of wine making between them) have crafted the wines, Kim, the graphic artist has designed the labels, Sally and Kaye support the family business and administration.
With over 35 years in the wine industry Neil brings years of winemaking and winery management experience. Neil’s experience includes Swan Hill, Rutherglen, King Valley in Victoria, Taylor Fladgate and Yeatman in Portugal and senior roles with Campbell’s, Brown Brothers, All Saints and Taylors.
Not surprising, Andrew followed in his father’s footsteps, finishing a bachelor of Oenology at the University of Adelaide in 2003. He has been winemaking in the McLaren Vale for the past 10 years and has spent time travelling through Europe and America “researching” wine styles. Most recently in 2012. Andrew conducted a vintage at Grace Vineyards in the Shanzi Province of China.