This wine shows aromatic floral notes and red fruit on the nose. An earthy palate with an undertow of dusty cherries, red berries and pomegranate. Some fine, chalky tannins and bright acid make this a savoury and structural wine. Lovely wine from a fantastic vintage.
This fruit was hand-picked from selected parcels of fruit from our best blocks. The blocks have an easterly aspect that enables them to avoid harsh afternoon sun. The fruit was picked in the early morning into 10kg creates, hand sorted in the winery before being de-stemmed and put into the fermenters.
The wines had very minimal intervention during the 2-3 weeks of fermenting. Wines were pumped over at the start and the end and only some gentle plunging towards the end of the ferment. This allows the wines to retain the purity of the fruit and better reflect the vineyards they were grown in. After 6 months in older French oak barriques and hogsheads (3 to 7 years of age), the wine was bottled with minimal sulphites added