The fruit for this wine was harvested during the cool of the night and immediately transported to our winery in the Hunter Valley where it was crushed. Primary fermentation took place in 7 tonne stainless steel fermenters before being pressed off to tank where malolactic fermentation was al-lowed to finish. The wine was matured in French oak bar-riques for 18 months before being filtered and bottled.
Mild conditions in winter and spring with lower than average rainfalls led to early bud burst and flowering. After freakish dust storm in September, conditions returned back to normal with some intermittent rain. Harvest was slightly early with moderate crop levels, with quality considered high.
Bright, dark red with bright violet hues.
Ripe cherries, mulberries and plums with dried spice and mocha notes.
Medium-bodied and juicy with intense black cherry fruit, delicate fine tannin for structure with hints of oak.