Sweet black fruit, chocolate, violet, earthy, cedar
Vibrant, complex, fine tannins, balanced, long length
2018 was another consistent vintage. Excellent bud burst across all varieties was followed by a delightfully warm November,
perfect for good fruit set. Summer was mild, leading into cool, dry conditions for harvest. Fruit ripened slowly, accumulating intense varietal flavours and bright natural acid, and was harvested under clear skies through March and April.
Hand harvested bunches were destemmed to retain whole berries, fermented as separate parcels in open and upright fermenters with regular, gentle pump overs or plunging. Fermentation lasted 15 days with select parcels left on skins for up to 26 days before pressing. Wines remained separate during maturation and were blended prior to bottling in December 2019.
Medium dark red
Slow-cooked lamb shanks or aged hard cheese