A finely scented vibrant nose with beautifully lifted berry fruit and intriguing mineral and spicy notes characterise this wine. Refined, polished tannins are wrapped in an elegant structure that subtly occupies all corners of ones palate. Classy, supple and lingering, it reflects the grasp of style and deft hand of its maker.
The grapes were handpicked.
The grapes were sorted and crushed into open fermenters. Here they underwent cold maceration on their skins for up to ten days before completing fermentation and being pressed off to barrel where malolactic fermentation took place. Careful maturation in tightgrain French oak barriques, 31% of which were new, for a period of 16 months followed before the wine was bottled in September 2008. A further resting period of 20 months in bottle followed before deemed ready for release in May 2010.