Tuesday, 22 April 2014

TN : Anaperenna by Ben Glaetzer 2012, Glaetzer Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

This wine is a blend of 82% Shiraz and 18 % Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard yield was 1 tonne per hectare. The age of the vines was between 30 and 100 years old for the Shiraz and between 30 and 130 years old for the Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine spent 16 months in 100% new oak barrels of which 92% was French and 8% was American. The pH is 3.51 and the total acidity is 7.0 grammes per litre. This wine was bottled unfiltered.

The name Anaperenna is inspired by Anna Perenna, the Roman goddess of the New Year. Anna Perenna symbolises the year's cycle and her name translates as 'enduring year'. Romans honoured Anna Perenna with a festival held on the first full moon of the Roman calendar. On March 15th they would ask Anna to grant them longevity, and a healthy year for each glass of wine they drank on that day. The symbol on the label is the Egyptian Ankh (pronounced: onk). Historically the ankh symbolised sunrise, regeneration, regrowth and renewal.

This wine was imported by Prime Wine Sweden AB.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Blackcurrant, blackberry, milk chocolate, mint, cherries

Taste : Blackcurrant, blackberry, milk chocolate, mint, spice

Alcohol : 15.2 %

Price : 361 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 95175

Mark : B

Website : Glaetzer Wines

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