A lovely perfumed bouquet of blackberry and spicy cherry. The palate is luscious with mulberry, plum and hints of black pepper, supported by soft subtle tannins.
Rains during the month of January helped to freshen up the vineyard and top our dams and water tanks. Fortunately these rains were followed by sunny dry conditions and we found minimal disease pressure in the vineyard, which was mitigated with a little crop thinning. Yields have returned to normal cropping levels.
The grapes where harvested during the cool of the night to ensure quality was maintained. A cool fermentation took place in static fermenters and gentle extraction of colour and flavour was achieved over a two week period. After primary ferment the wine was gently pressed off skins to a mix of new and older larger format French oak barrels. After 12 months maturation in barrel the wine was blended prior to bottling.Aged in French oak for twelve months, this wine will benefit from cellaring.
5 - 10 years.