The Ampoule

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The Penfolds Ampoule Project is a collaboration of designer-maker Hendrik Forster, furniture craftsman Andrew Bartlett, glass artist Nick Mount and scientific glassblower Ray Leake. At its core is the Kalimna Vineyard’s celebrated 2004 Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon. Peter Gago explained the concept: ‘The Ampoule Project is a provocative statement about the art and science of wine. When it was first brought to the world’s attention in 2012 it became a media sensation. The limited-release Ampoule – only twelve were crafted – is the ultimate wine curiosity, an experience combining Penfolds heritage and South Australian ingenuity and identity.                            
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OriginBlock 42, Kalimna Vineyard, Barossa Valley (SA).
MaturationThe wine completed fermentation entirely in seasoned new oak hogsheads.
FermentationThe fruit was handpicked and fermented in 'headed down' static fermenters.
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon.
First Vintage2004.