Dense, dark fruits - plum & forest fruits, with lifted black pepper & anise spice.
Good fruit concentration, balance and elegance. Juicy fresh acidity and gentle tannin
profile . The palate finishes clean and fresh, with persistent length.
2019 was a long, cool vintage. It started off with a cooler than average spring and
summer and this followed through vintage. Canopy management and attention to
detail were key to getting fruit ripe and avoiding disease. Yields were low across the
board. The results have been punchy aromatic whites, fine natural acidity, spicy
shiraz and more elegant cabernets.
The fruit, was machine harvested.
Once transported to the winery where it was destemmed and crushed into fermenters. Once inoculated, the ferments were pumped over twice a day, temperature was held around 25°C to prevent over extraction of tannins locked in the skins. The wine was then transferred to oak for malolactic fermentation allowing a soft integration of the grape and oak tannins.
After 10 months maturation the wine was blended and then bottled.
- French Oak
Dark deep ruby red
Perfect with Venison Bourguignon