A wonderful bouquet of exotic spice, plum and dark cherry.
Medium bodied palate showing dark fruits, chocolate and spicy
flavours. The barrel matured component gives a lovely soft and silky length to
The region received above average rainfall in the lead up to the 2014 growing
season, building excellent sub-soil moisture and therefore solid foundations
to another of Margaret River’s dream run of vintages. Plenty of sunshine and
relatively cool nights during the summer were perfect for the white wine varieties,
allowing the wines to retain fragrant, juicy characters with crunchy, delicious
Machine harvested fruit from the Wildberry vineyard is delivered to the winery
where it is crushed and de-stemmed to a fermenter. Selected yeast is added
and a controlled fermentation is conducted over a 14 day period.
During fermentation the wine is pumped over the skins twice a day to facilitate
colour and tannin extraction. A period of post fermentation maceration onskins
has been employed for this batch to further ameliorate and soften the
tannin profile of this wine.
Following fermentation and extended skin contact the wine is matured in a mix
of stainless steel tank and French and American oak barrels. After maturation
the wine is assembled before a light egg fining and filtration prior to bottling.