Production – 420 dozen
Colour: Ruby red with purple hues.
Bouquet: Lifted violet florals with lashings of blackberry and mulberry fruits. Underlying balsamic soaked strawberries with a touch of espresso from the oak in the background.
Palate: Juicy blackberry, blueberry and mulberry compote with fresh black Doris plums. Underlying characters of cinnamon, clove and red liquorice. Mocha and lingering fine cocoa powder tannins give length from well integrated oak.
Vilification: The grapes were harvested on March 10th and 22nd.The grapes were picked in the cool of the morning, destemmed and placed in two open fermenters. Innoculated with a neutral yeast and the cap plunged up to four times a day, by hand. After 10 days the wine was kept on extended skins for a further ten days. Then the wine was drained and the must basket pressed off to tank where it underwent a malolactic fermentation which softens the acid. The wine was then racked to a mix of one and two year old French barriques, then left to mature for 10 months. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Shiraz. Bottled in July 2019.
Technical Data: Alc. 13.2 % pH 3.5 TA 6.2 g/l
Awards and Reviews
“The gentle basket press approach has worked so well with this variety in this excellent vintage. It has resulted in such a soft and beautifully palate-friendly wine. Plummy spice notes with a hint of clove and dried herbs. Has a vibrancy and energy that lifts the palate. A very contemporary style. Cellar 11 years” 93/100 Ray Jordan