Cherry compote, strawberry, caramel, green pepper and straw scents meet the nose.
The wine is full, weighty and powerful in the mouth with flavours suggestive of dark cooked fruits, cocoa, licorice, and spicy hints of nutmeg and sassafras.
“G” will reward ten or more years of cellaring.
“G” is a marriage of merlot (60%), cabernet sauvignon (30%) and cabernet franc (10%), all nurtured on Rennie Estates’ Heron Pond Vineyard. Average sugar ripeness at harvest on the 26th of September and the 15th and 24th of October was 21.7° Brix.
After drying for between 85 and 105 days, the grapes reached 29.3° Brix while losing almost a third of their weight. Free-run juice was collected into French oak barrels, 40% of which were new, for one month of primary and malo-lactic fermentation.
The wine remained in barrel to age for a further twenty months. The resulting blend was bottled in December 2015 at 16% alcohol, 4.5 grams per litre residual sugar, 5.8 grams per litre titratable acidity and 3.79 pH.
Only 124 cases produced.