Rich deep garnet red colour. Concentrated Cassis, Violets and liquorice aroma on the nose, with hints of spice, smoky and oak flavours on the palate. Dense palate with impressive tannin structure and persistent finish. Drinking well now but will continue to improve over the next 5 to 7 years.
Alc: 13.33% RS: 2.3g/l TA: 5.5g/l pH: 3.68
North West facing slopes
Well drained Hutton & Glenrosa soils
Small block – 0.55 hectares in extent. With a mere 1400 vines.
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. Petit Verdot the latest ripener was harvested in early April
Between 23.5˚ & 24.5˚B for all 5 cultivars -hence the relatively low alcohol concentration