A very attractive bouquet of ripe red fruits & black cherries with floral top notes; the oak totally integrated
Medium to full-bodied with fresh acidity & fine chewy tannins. There’s a vitality to the palate, yet despite the concentration of dark berry flavours, the wine retains a lightness of touch. A delicious wine with a long future
A challenging vintage due to rain & disease. However, the viticulture team was able to deal very effectively with each problem, through meticulous canopy management & judicious use of organically approved sprays, meaning quality remained strong
88% sourced from the original Wilyabrup 1973 dry- grown plantings, handpicked 24th March–6th April 2021; 12% was from our Metricup vineyard picked 22nd-26th March 2021
Bottled August 2022
Grapes were sorted prior to yeast fermentation in a mix of open and closed tanks. Skin contact ranged from 10 to 18 days.
Barrel aging was all in barriques for 14 months of which 30% was new French oak.
Brilliant ruby red
Eggplant Parmigiana or peppered eye fillet with blackberry glaze