Light brick red in colour with aromas of dried strawberries, plums and wild berries. The palate is medium bodied with savoury notes of nutmeg, rose petal, spice and maraschino cherries. Bright acidity is the backbone of this wine which lingers on the palate gracefully.
Enjoy with Italian inspired dishes.
Spring rainfall was below average which helped disease control and provided ideal conditions for the flowering period. Dry conditions though early summer helped us control vine vigour resulting in balanced canopies. From veraison through to harvest, the weather was ideal with minimal moisture and cool nights resulting in exceptional fruit flavor development and acid retention. Exceptionally dry conditions towards the end of vintage minimised disease pressure allowing for perfect ripening.
Vinified using traditional techniques and left on skins for around 2 weeks, the wine is then matured in one new French oak puncheon and in 3 and 4-year-old French puncheons. It is bottled without fining or filtration.