Production 500 dozen
Colour: Deep crimson with a purple hue.
Bouquet: Juicy blackcurrants and dark plums with some earthy undertones.
Palate:A fruit intense wine with loads of blackberry, black doris plums and red currents. Behind all the fruit is a touch of bayleaf from the Cabernet. True to style softness and plush tannins from basket pressing make this wine a great every day approachable wine.
A classic Australian blend made in a medium to full body style. Good depth of colour. Enjoy now or will continue to mellow over the next five years. A perfect barbeque wine!
Vinification: 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 2020
2019 Vintage: 2019 commenced significantly later than the long-term norm and extended through to the end of April. Mild, cooler weather during late 2018 was beneficial for vine growth and an atypical heavy rain event in mid-January brought a recharge to soil water just when needed. This was followed by fine, mild weather to get the vintage underway until mid-vintage when minor rain events and high humidity mid-March presented some disease pressure challenges. Luckily this was followed by beautiful weather until the end of April which was particularly advantageous for reds and late-ripening varieties.
Vintage Rating: 9/10