This deep ruby-hued wine offers intense dark cherry and blackcurrant flavours with great fruit purity. It has refreshing acidity and rich, complex savoury support. The palate is rich and juicy with upfront fruit sweetness. The angular tannin structure is well integrated and complements the intense, lingeringfinish.
Consider rich cuts of red meat, well-aged cheese or wild game as a food partner to this richly concentrated wine.
Grapes were harvested optimally ripe and hand sorted in the cellar to ensure only the best fruit is used for fermentation. After two days of cold maceration the juice was inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Alcoholic fermentation lasted approximately six days and during that time was pumped over every five hours. Wine was racked off the skins, settled and transferred to barrels wheremalolactic fermentation took place for three weeks. The wine was then racked and cleaned, and returned tobarrels for maturation. During maturation, the wine was racked twice.
This wine would be great to enjoy now but could be enjoyed up to 10 years from vintage.