This wine has been produced from Tempranillo grapes sourced from the Hilltops District, near the town of Young on the South West slopes of the Great Dividing Range in NSW. The grapes were crushed and cold soaked for 5 days, and then fermented in a 7 tonne fermenter over 10 days, with pump overs twice a day. The wine was pressed and put to 100% French oak to undergo maturation for 9 months. Blended, filtered and bottled early to retain its fresh, fruit driven characteristics.
The 2016 vintage in Hilltops began with almost perfect weather conditions. Winter and spring rain fell with regularity and produced healthy vines with good canopies. Leading up to harvest the conditions were dry and warm meaning overall quality of the grapes was very good.
Enjoy now, or over the next 10 years.
Dark red with vibrant purple hues.
Lifted aromas of blackberries and cherries with hints of floral, violets and spice.
A ripe and plush palate of mulberry and plum fruits with a soft tannin structure and spicy, cedar notes.