Plum, Cherries with lifted floral notes.
Medium bodied with dark cherries, blueberries and savoury notes on the finish.
Strikingly similar harvest to 2014 in terms of weather and yields. Similar rainfall, dry from October to March. One difference was the Marri blossom which did not flower until after harvest, this created a lot of bird pressure.
2015 had some hot days, cool nights, a small amount of rain, and although the yields were low it has produced outstanding wines. Harvest finished on the 11th of March.
The time of harvest was almost identical to 2014, however the wine styles are different. 2015 wines are characterised by lots of perfume, purity and great elegance whereas the 2014 wines are about fruit power and purity.
Crop level at 2.56 tons per hectare and it is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon picked on the 6th of March 2015 which was a full moon fruit day.
This wine of the 2015 vintage is a tribute to the land and the vines it came from. Pure expression of a great year. No additions of yeast, acid, malolactic culture nor fining. The wines grown on these ancient soils are certified biodynamic, carbon neutral and powered naturally by solar power.
The fermentation of both primary and malolactic was natural with the primary one taking 13 days. The wine spent 10 weeks in terracotta amphorae before being basket pressed direct to barrels.
The fruit was sourced from 100% old vines on Cullen Vineyard.
All of the wine was aged in oak for 5 months of which 66% were new.
Medium red with ruby tinges.