Deep red with purple hues with a aromas of mulberries, blueberries, liquorice and a touch of cinnamon and freshly cracked black pepper. Mulberry continues through onto the palate with bright acidity. Firm tannins add structure and length to the bright and juicy palate. Exceptional balance with a velvety mouthfeel.
Harvested in stages, the blend comprises of several batches harvested over a period of around 4 weeks.
The grapes were crushed gently and then transferred to 10 tonne open top fermenters for between 8-12 days, with the exception of a small portion of the fruit which was fermented whole bunch and spent longer on skins. Malolactic fermentation took place in oak - a mixture of old and new from carefully selected French Coopers. Matured in oak for 12 months before final blending and bottling. No fining.