Full deep red with crimson hues.
The nose has ripe, rich cassis fruit enhanced with savoury, integrated fine French oak.
This wine has a long, stylish palate with silky tannins that provides persistence.
This is a wine of finesse which will accompany many styles of food from tender eye fillet and roasted vegetable lasagne to full flavoured osso bucco and risotto.
A stylish, full flavoured wine for enjoying in its youth and well into the next decade.
The key to this wine was the vineyard selection made at harvest. We were meticulous in choosing the most consistently ripe grapes from our 30 year old vineyard and fermenting in ourfavourite small fermenter. During fermentation, air was used several times daily to gently extract the flavours from the skins. Pressing was performed before complete sugar dryness to allow the fermentation to finish in new Dargaud and Jaeglé French Oak hogsheads. The wine was emptied from oak several times during its maturation and received a light fining before bottling.
2014 produced excellent, stylish wines showing finesse. The winter and spring of 2013 provided the good rainfall that compensated for the dry ripening conditions leading up to harvest. Windy conditions at flowering reduced ultimate yields. February and March maximum temperatures were above average, although nights were cooler, and there were no significant rainfall events. A cooler April prolonged the ripening time
Pack size: 6