A wonderfully textural, rich wine showing fabulous peach and sweet jasmine notes on the nose. The palate is seamless with lovely hints of spice on the finish.
Winemaker: Anita Ewart-Croy
Exceptionally ripe fruit from a wonderful vintage, was crushed into the press and layered with rachis for complexity and pressing quality. A slow long press cycle resulted with wonderfully aromatic and flavour rich juice, which was then portioned to mature French barriques for fermentation, 30% of which were indigenous. The remaining 30% of the juice was fermented in stainless to maximise fruit expression in the final wine. Post ferment the wines in barrique was kept on lees for approximately 6 weeks, put to tank with the unwooded portion and integrated during stabilisation. The final wine required a very light fining with fresh skim milk. No malolactic fermentation to maintain acid balance.
Enjoy With …
Such a rich, vibrant wine will match well with rich chicken dishes, salmon, and scallops. Enjoy with your favourite cheeses too!
Wonderful drinking now, this opulent wine can be enjoyed for at least five years.
|25th March 2017
|26th July 2017
|Brix at Harvest