Full bodied red wine, fruit driven food wine.
Wine has a deep purple colour. Sensual nose of blackcurrant and cherries, supported by ginger biscuit and banana leaf aromas. These exquisite aromas carry through onto a rich, creamy palate. Silky, well-integrated and elegant tannins keep this wine in perfect harmony and balance.
In the Vineyard
Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist.
Yield: 5,8 tons/Ha.
Aspect: West-North-West & East.
Grapes were night harvested; picked by hand to retain flavours.
A 48-hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by doing manual punch downs 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels, after which it was matured for 20 months in 60% new and 40% 2nd fill French oak barrels. This wine was made by blending a strict selection of the best 10 barrels.
15 Years after vintage.
Recommended to be served at 17°C.
|Residual sugar||2.5 g/l|