The nose opens with an enticing combination of cherry liqueur, redcurrant and raspberry, backed with a subtle hint of fresh mint. Completed by a unique mineral sea spray and nori element from the Southern Ocean.
Brimming with a concentrated palate of mulberry and cranberry fruits, balanced with a salivating cool climate acidity. There is a sweet richness of concentrated fruits finishing with a supple tannin that leaves you wanting another sip.
The 2019 vintage will be remembered for the cool conditions from budburst which continued over the ripening period. The longer wait for the fruit to ripen resulted in some super fragrant and aromatic berry fruit
driven wines with refreshing natural acidity.
Individual parcels are selectively handpicked according to flavour, tannin ripeness and soil type. The fruit is kept separate, remaining in small batches, destemmed, hand sorted and gently tipped without maceration into the fermenter, ensuring a flavour profile that delivers a lush palate which is driven by Cabernet Sauvignon skin tannin. Whole berries are cold soaked for two days before primary ferment then pressed to selected French oak barriques for malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine sees minimal racking and a hands off approach ensuring it matures in peace.