A blend of Merlot (53%), Cabernet Sauvignon (18%), Malbec (11%) and Cabernet Franc (18%). Aromas of red berries, mushrooms and earthiness. The pallet is alive with red fruit, cassis and forest floor. A soft and elegant tannin profile with great structure.
This is our first release from young vines planted in 2011 & 2012. The block is planted at a high density of 7353 wines per hectare. Row width is 1.6 m whilst vine spacing is 80cm apart. The cordon wire is 50cm above the ground. We planted the block in this way to really allow the site and soil to be truly expressed in the wine. We expect these vineyards to make some great wines in years to come. All fruit was hand-picked, sorted, de-stemmed then fermented in small tanks for 3 weeks with only an occasional pump over. Aged in older French oak barriques and hogsheads for 6 months.