The tannins are finely knit giving a lovely elegant structure, when combined with the bright acidity, it leads to a long and satisfying finish.
DATE OF HARVEST Late February, 2016
VINE AGE 15-20 years
METHOD Selectively hand harvested and machine
CLONE Majority MV6, some D clone
SOIL TYPE Grey, sedimentary duplex clays
Bright garnet red
Bright red cherries and sweet blossom leap out of the glass. Very fresh and super fragrant.
Vibrant and fresh with juicy red raspberries and dark crunchy cherries up front, which lead into more complex and savory notes of briary spice and wild rose. The tannins are finely knit giving a lovely elegant structure when combined with the bright acidity, it leads to a long and satisfying finish.
FERMENTATION Small and large open, 100% destemmed, whole berry ferments. 5 day cold soak, then inoculated with a wet cultured yeast. Gently hand plunged or pumped over once a day, increasing to twice daily during peak of ferment, with one rack and return post peak. Gently pressed with final 50-100L/t separated off to avoid hard tannin.
BARREL ORIGIN French oak 15% new, 500 Litre puncheons
TIME IN BARREL 10 months