Deep magenta in colour with a vibrant nose of dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon aromas. An exotic and full-bodied palate driven by flavours of fruits of the forest, blackcurrant and a hint of tomato leaf bound together by succulent fine-grained tannins. A wine of great length which will reward many years in the cellar.
The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and spend seven days on their skins in open fermenters with twice daily hand-plunging and pumping over of the cap to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins.This is followed by careful basket pressing and malolactic fermentation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak prior to 24 months maturation in our cellars.
In keeping with our non-interventionalist winemaking style we neither fine nor filter this wine.
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2016
Review by: Drinks Business, Drinks Business Global Masters
Review by: China Wine and Spirits Awards 2016, CWSA