This wine has been produced from our best parcel of Tempranillo grapes picked in mid February from the older vines off our Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. The grapes were crushed and cold soaked for 6 days, and then fermented in traditional 2 tonne open pots over 10 days with plunging and tipping 2 times a day. The wine was pressed and put to 100% French oak barriques to undergo maturation for 7 months. Blended, filtered and bottled early to retain its fresh, fruit driven characteristics.
The 2014 vintage is already regarded as one of the Hunter Valley’s great vintages. With ideal warm and very dry summer conditions, we had the luxury of determining exact picking times which allowed tannin and flavour profiles to fully mature. The 2014 white and red wines will be highly sought after gems, enjoy!
Enjoy now, or over the next 5+ years.
Dark red/black colour with vibrant purple hues.
Lifted floral, violets, red fruits, white chocolate and spice.
Plush mulberry and cherry fruits, with an intense tannin structure and cedar notes.