Vineyard Region: Victoria
Color: Cienna is a light wine with a vibrant ruby red colour.
Aroma: Aromas of fresh red berry fruit and a hint of spice.
Palate: With fruit sweetness on the palate it is rich and juicy with a refreshing spritzig finish. A sip of this wine is like tasting summer berries in a glass, while the mixture of natural acidity and fruit sweetness leaves a refreshing sensation on the palate.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 6.5%
Growing Conditions: Cienna is an exciting new grape variety bred by the CSIRO Plant Industry by crossing Sumoll, a grape variety from Spain, with Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is made from Cienna grapes grown in Victoria, just under 80% from our Mystic Park vineyard located in the sun-drenched Murray Valley. The fruit was harvested from mid March to late April at baumé levels ranging from 13.0° to 14.0°.
Winemaker: Geoff Alexander
Winemaking Notes: The wine did not receive any oak treatment and was bottled soon after fermentation with an alcohol of 6.5%, a pH of 3.47 and acid level of 5.8g/L.
Recommended food pairings: A spicy Indian curry that is loaded with flavour and chilli. Cienna is also fantastic with a crushed meringue and fresh mixed berries smothered in raspberry coulis.