A Luscious rich purple shade. Beautifully complex flavours of black cherry, plums, violets and hints of spice on the palate. Well balanced with accessible supple tannins. Enjoy now or within a few years.
RS: 1.6 g/l
TA: 5.6 g/l
North West facing slopes
Well drained Hutton & Glenrosa soils
Small blocks varying between 0.3 & 1.2 hectares in extent.
Vertical shoot positioning (VSP) with two movable wires
Used sparingly, to supplement evaporative losses during grape ripening & verasion (changing from green to red colour)
At optimum ripeness during early and middle March.
Between 22˚ & 23.5˚B hence the relatively low alcohol concentration
Cold soaking on skins for two nights with repeated pump overs to extract maximum colour & flavour in a non-alcoholic environment. After fermentation, wine was racked into 30% new & 2nd fill 225L French oak barrels. Nine months barrel maturation.