Grapes were whole bunch pressed in our pneumatic press on a champagne programme – very long and gentle pressing. 30% of the base wine was fermented in 3rd fill French oak barrels and allowed to go through malo-lactic fermentation, while the other 70% lay on the lees for 9 months before it was blended with the lightly wooded portion. After a controlled 2nd fermentation in the bottle to create the magical sparkle, an extended 26 month period of yeast contact to ensure maximum development.
Exceptional deep red color. Complex nose of white and black pepper spices with bramble and black fruit undertones. Vibrant acid level which carries through onto a multi-layered rich palate rounded off by smooth silky tannins. The integration of oak spice and tannin add depth and complexity. Superb fine dining wine.