Established in 1986, the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) is a non-profit company that provides organic certification services to operators within Australia, its Territories, and internationally. The scope of NASAA’s Standard covers the organic supply ensuring organic integrity ‘from paddock to plate’. NCO has been recognized by the European Commission to offer certification services.
Handpicked in late March, with the Grenache in early April, at optimal ripeness in the early morning to retain the natural freshness within the grapes.
A mixture of clay, siltstone, quartz and shale on a deep, iron rich subsoil requiring minimal irrigation
The fruit was destemmed and transferred into a concrete steel tank where it was kept cool until fermentation started naturally. A 4-5 week maceration allowed for maximum colour and the tannins to soften.
The Grenache was aged in concrete tanks for 12 months. The Touriga Nacional and Shiraz were matured in a combination of new and old oak for 12 months. At the completion of the maturation the blend was assembled to enhance complexity.