Deep garnet with a vibrant hue.
A perfumed bouquet of bright floral notes, cherry and clove-like spice.
The palate offers earthy cherry, dark plum notes, with spice and savoury characters. The wine has generous fruit weight, firm acidity and fine compact tannins and a long finish.
Enjoy now with food or cellar for 5 to 10 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