An aromatic, fragrant nose of ripe red-skinned fruits, a suggestion of blackberry, red liquorice, herbs & leather


Medium-bodied in weight; deep plum & berry flavours have tobacco & leather highlights, framed by fresh & lively acidity. The tannins are gentle, the finish impressively persistent

Growing Conditions

An outstanding vintage. The season commenced with a wet start to June when rainfall was 30% above average. From this point onwards the months dried to below average rainfall & maximum temperatures crept up above the long-term averages. Lower yields, but very high quality


Five different clones of Tempranillo were hand-picked on 25th February with a parcel of Graciano picked on the same day from our Karridale property, plus a pick of Petit Verdot on 12th March from our dry grown Wilyabrup site, both of which are sustainably farmed following organic principles


The wine was bottled on 29th November 2021


A blend of 85% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano & 6% Petit Verdot which were co-fermented. Once fermentation was underway, the fruit was hand-plunged in open fermenters. Maceration continued during the 9 days on skins. softening the tannins. MLF was carried out in barrel creating a smoother, rounder mouthfeel. The wine was filtered but not fined


14 months maturation followed in a mix of 300L hogsheads & 500L puncheons – no new oak was used


Brilliant garnet/ruby red with a purple rim

Food Pairing

Grain & roasted red capsicum salad