Lifted aromas of plum, dried bay leaf, spices, and cedar oak. Ripe fruit profile, blackcurrant and plum. Tight tannin structure with a long flavoursome finish.
The fruit was selective harvested in the cool hours of early morning. Upon receival at the winery the fruit was delicately crushed to static fermenters with many whole berries still intact. Inoculated with a cultured yeast. Pump overs twice daily for aeration, extraction of colour, flavour, and tannins. A portion of the wine was left on skins post fermentation to soften tannins and build structure. Post pressing the wine was racked to French oak barriques to complete MLF. Once MLF dry the wine was racked and returned onto SO2 where it matured gracefully until December 2022 before individual barrels were selected by taste for the final blend.
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