Dark plum with gentle blackcurrants and a hint of chocolate.
“A harmony of violet, black fruit, green pepper and cedar aromas softly edged with dark chocolate and graphite, fine tannins and acidity. Confident satisfying wine.” Joanna Simon, joannasimon.com Dec 2020
“Look out for BlockTwo with its dark plum and blackcurrant aromas, plus fresh acidity and crunchier cranberry on the palate.” Peter Ranscombe, Scottish Field Jan 2021
2016 was an all round successful vintage for Bordeaux and Paradise Rescued, rounding off a nice hat-trick of vintages. The first half of the season was wet and cold but great flowering conditions followed by a warm dry summer with cool evening conditions setting up a great run into harvest.
The fruit was hand selected and picked. The grape bunches was de-stemmed and lightly crushed with further deselection of unwanted berries before charging directly into stainless steel vats.
The wine was removed from barrel into vat, tested and bottled with minimal filtration.
The must was cold soaked for 24-36 hours in 1000 / 500 litre vats with initial open then closed pump-overs until alcoholic fermentations was complete.
The young wines were run off, the marc basket pressed and the young wine re-assembled in vat prior to malolactic fermentation in vat.
The Paradise Rescued vineyard / winery has been Organically certified (ECOCERT) since 2016.
Following malolactic fermentation, the young wine was racked off into barrels for 11 months maturation in 1-3 year old French oak.
Rich full ruby red.
Pairs beautifully with richer dishes including grilled meats that include tomato and herbed sauces. Perfect also with medium hard to softer cheese. Try finishing the evening with a bit of chocolate.