Deep purple in colour, this wine is full-bodied with medium acid and tannins. Intense aromas of lavender, clove and nutmeg mingle with redcurrant and blackberry which continue through to the palate and meld with cedar and toast from the French oak, resulting in a long and complex finish.
The 2019 vintage in Orange began with a record cold winter and below average rainfall. The season remained dry, but with enough surface moisture to ensure strong growth of both canopy and fruit. Summer saw hot and dry conditions but luckily, Orange escaped the extreme hot weather that plagued other viticultural regions. Harvest began in late February and this signaled the start of a frantic vintage as all varieties, both white and red, seemed to ripen one all at once, the yields were lower and the quality is outstanding.
Enjoy now or cellar for 5 years.
Bright red colour with crimson hues.
Aromas of redcurrant and blackberries with hints of violets, nutmeg and cloves.
Soft yet powerful palate with intense flavours of red currants and blackberries. Fine tannins give the wine structure and complexity.