Variety: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot & 5% Cabernet Franc
Vintage detail: n/a
Production volume: 50 hl/ha
Hand Harvested: 100%
Whole berries: 0%
Fermentation vessel: Open Fermenter
Fermentation: Fermented with inoculated yeast with 4 pump-overs and punch downs in the first part of fermentation and only two during the last half of fermentation. Total maceration with skins was 15 – 21 days.
Barrel Type: 225l French Oak Barrels
New Barrel %: 80%
Maturation: 16-18 Months
Fining: Light fining vegetable protein.
Filtration: Coarse filtration in to the bottling
Bottled: February 2015
Alcohol: 14.5 vol%
RS: 3.2 g/l
Total acidity: 6.1 g/l
Subtle notes of Cloves, cedar wood, blackberries and cigar box makes the nose of this wine very enticing. On the pallet is shows more dark fruit with an firm tannin structure, good acidity with a long dry finish.
Release Date: July 2019
- 2010 – 5* John Platter
- 2011 – 4.5* John Platter
- 2012 – 4.5* John Platter/WineMag 90pts
- Six Nations Trophy GOLD
- 2013 – 4.5* John Platter
Lamb, chicken such as coq au vin, dark chocolate