Gold Medal – 2013 San Francisco Wine Competition USA, Silver Medal – 2014 National Wine Show of Australia
Several estate vineyards including A1 and A2 planted in 1987, A6 planted in 1999, 777 Clone from A3, A3 and A5 planted in 1971 and B6 planted in 1994.
Typical estate style with perfume, structure, some whole bunch characters and soft tannins.
Bright fruit, aromatic, whole bunch, complex, red fruits, spice.
Gentle tannins, plump, richly textured, long and fine.
Dry / Medium Bodied
A low cropping warmer season with gentle aromatics, plumpness and charm.
Fruit was hand harvested and hand sorted over a sorting table. A combination of 80% whole berry and 20% whole bunch is tipped into open fermenters. 18-22 days of maceration and fermentation with wild yeast. Pressed, settled overnight and then filled to barrel by gravity. Allowed to mature for nine months at 16°C in 225L French casks.
Alc/Vol: 13.0% pH: 3.69 TA: 6.2 g/L
Will continue to develop complexity and interest for four to six years in a good cellar.