Suggestive of ripeness and opulence; notes of rich plum, blueberry pie, violets, cocoa and freshly dried savoury herbs fill the glass. The palate is luxuriant and seamless, unfurling flavours of concentrated blackcurrant, poached red berries, vanilla, mocha, caramel and anise.
Small parcels are hand-picked and all batches are sorted to remove matter other than grapes before fermentation. Fermentation occurred in closed stainless steel fermenters. Selected parcels remained on skins after fermentation to further enhance the tannin profile while others were pressed at dryness to capture fruit vibrancy. Each batch is matured separately in order to build a wine history over time. Matured to French oak ~ 40 % new for 18 months before a light fining and filtration prior to bottling.