Vibrant red berry aromas are complemented with subtle spice. This depth of aroma transitions seamlessly to the medium bodied wine, with cherry & plum flavour on the palate and a lingering silky finish.
Cold fermented over 7-10 days with indigenous yeast (wild ferment), a portion had whole bunches of fruit, closely monitored to ensure the wine retains its natural fruit expression. Seasoned French oak was used for selected wine parcels for a period of 9 months. Each barrel is assessed and then blended to create a wine with lovely aromatics, depth of flavour, style and balance.
2021 was a noteworthy year, measuring as the coolest growing season of the past decade. Yields were higher than the past two years with exceptional parcels of fruit being harvested. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that demonstrates the vibrancy and character that we strive for in our wines.
Small parcels of outstanding fruit were hand-selected from a premium cool-climate north of the Adelaide Hills, situated 333 metres above sea level. The soil type is predominantly sandy loam which provides good drainage. Environmentally friendly viticulture, low yield and exceptional fruit is an excellent combination for our winemaking.