Deep garnet with a vibrant hue.
A perfumed bouquet of bright floral notes, cherry and clove-like spice.
The mid palate offers earthy cherry, dark plum notes with spice and savoury whole bunch notes. The wine has generous fruit weight, firm acidity and fine compact tannins and a long finish.
Enjoy now or cellar for 5 to 9 years.
Hand harvested fruit was destemmed, with 15% included as whole bunches, then with 8-10 days maceration on skins fermentation was started using wild yeast in a small open vat for 6 days reaching 30 degrees. The wine was pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation was matured in 500 litre French oak puncheons (30% new) for 11 months prior to bottling without fining.
Trellis Style - Vertical shoot positioning (VSP), Clones - MV6, 114, 115, Vines Planted - 2001
Yield - 1.7 tonnes per acre
Winemaker - Robin Brockett