Fresh, fruit and spice aromas enfold blackberry and other bramble fruits, tomato vine, cinnamon, cassis and clove with mineral-clay undertones.
The mouthfeel is velvety and supple. Concentrated flavours translate blueberry, cherry truffle, pomegranate and red pepper with a lingering trace of caramel.
Sourced from the Moira and Mottiar Vineyards between September 17th and 22nd, as grape sugars averaged 22.6 ° Brix.
Primary fermentation was augmented by an addition of whole-cluster grapes. The wine finished malolactic fermentation and aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, and 20% took a 10 month detour to new barrels.
At the time of bottling in April, the wine was measured at 12.5% alcohol, 0.5 grams per litre residual sugar, 5.9 grams per litre titratable acidity and 3.15 pH.
Bottling in April 2017 filled 314 cases.
Enjoy now to 2022.