Deep magenta red colour with vibrant purple hues. A lifted nose of dark cherry and plum fruits with rich chocolate and savoury spice. The palate has intense black berry and ripe cherry fruits, with a rich, balanced finish.
The 2018 vintage will be regarded as a great vintage in the Hunter Valley. With well below average rainfall through Winter and Spring, budburst was two weeks early and in the Summer period, the dry conditions continued. These consistently warm, dry days resulted in the driest year on record and one of the earliest harvests in history and some of the most concentrated fruit flavours we’ve seen.
Enjoy now, or over the next 12+ years.
Deep magenta red colour with vibrant purple hues.
A lifted nose of dark cherry and plum fruits with rich chocolate and savoury spice.
The palate has intense black berry and ripe cherry fruits, with a rich, balanced finish.
This wine has been produced from Shiraz grapes picked in early February from the old vines off our Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. The grapes were destemmed and cold soaked for 6 days, with 1/4 whole bunch inclusion and then fermented in traditional 2 tonne open pots over 10 days with plunging 2 times a day. The wine was pressed and put to 100% French oak puncheons to undergo maturation for 10 months. Blended, filtered and bottled.