Aromas of red earth with a compote of berries and fine nuances of dried bay leaf.
There is a freshness to this wine
that is the perfect foil to the dusty earthy notes. The oak is gentle with soft tannins and spice notes with a long complex finish.
The region experienced moderate to below-average rainfall, with good falls in October/November to top up the soil moisture, with warm drier conditions through March followed by light rains. The conditions in February allowed for optimal times to pick the fruit.
- Vineyard: Various
- Year Planted: 1998
- Location: Margaret River, WA
- Vines perHectare: 1666
- Irrigation: Yes
- Clone/s: Various
- Rootstock: Own
- Aspect: Northern
- Soils: Lateritic, red loam
The fruit was hand harvested and transported to the winery where it was cooled overnight and hand sorted.
Maceration lasted for 6 weeks with minimal pump overs and temperatures ranging from 12°-27°C. The wine was pressed to tank
and allowed to settle for 7 days prior to oak maturation. A range of coopers were used in the wine’s development.
Slow braised lamb ribs.