A generous combination of lifted forest berry fruits, cassis, and dark cherry fragrances upfront with underlying black olive and blackcurrant nuances. Subtle sweet cinnamon oak spice, violets and savoury dried herbs adds a further depth of complexity.
Medium to full bodied wine with elegant, well integrated red berry fruit flavours fill the palate followed by a succulent, fleshy but firm tannin structure. Juicy red berry fruit flavours persist endlessly with a hint of dark chocolate mocha on the finish.
Our 2019 vintage season started with a long and very wet winter recharging the soils with moisture and providing the vines with all the building blocks for the growing season to come.
Seasonal conditions were largely cool and mild. Lower minimum and maximum temperatures allowed the ripening season to be extended and slower. This Slower ripening allowed the red varieties to develop full flavour and the lack of heatwaves allowed our white fruit to retain their delicate aromatics. Our vineyard’s prime location in the heart of Wilyabrup with cooling sea-breezes helped to minimise disease pressure. All this combined has produced some wines we are really excited about for V19.
11th - 24th April 2019
The fruit was gently machine harvested and processed into red fermenters where they are tenderly pumped over three times a day during fermentation to maximize colour extraction. Gentle handling of the fruit and wine ensures varietal character and freshness is maintained.
14 mths in new & older French Oak
Medium crimson red with a slight purple edge.