The Humis Vineyard is a relative newcomer to the wine scene with vines planted in 2011 on the eastern slopes of the Mount Camel Range in Victoria's Heathcote Region. The winery's 10 acres of Carménère is according to co-owner Hugh Jones, the largest planting in Victoria of the variety and the 2014 vintage is the first.
Hugh says that the wine is made at nearby Mount Burrumboot Estate by Cathy Branson. "Cathy uses very much traditional means, the reds handpicked, crushed, fermented (air born yeasts only) and pressed," he adds further. "They then spend a good 12-14 months on a mix of 33% new to 66% old French Oak. We then try to give them at least six months in the bottle prior to sale."
The wine pours a magnificent crimson red depth of colour with youthful purple hues.
Complex and intriguing indeed.
Source: Winery. ABV: 12.0%. Closure: Screw Cap. Price: $25.00. Rating: 91 Points.