Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit – full bodied. Special Reserve selection from 15 of the finest barrels.
Intense and deep dark colour. Complex and multi-layered red fruit aromas of cherry, strawberry and cranberry on the nose. These expressive aromas carry through onto a rich creamy palate, lingering long after. Silky, well integrated and elegant tannins show the perfect harmony and balance. Superb fine dining wine.
In the Vineyard
Soil Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Aspect west, northwest and east
Trellis and bush vines
Grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 6.7 tons / ha
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 22 months in 60% new and 40% 2nd fill French oak barrels. Bottled, laid to rest and aged till released.
At least 10 years after vintage
To be served at 17°C. Decanted two hours before drinking.
|Residual sugar||3.3 g/l|