A luminescent sunstone in colour with aromas of strawberry coulis and cream. Flavours of soft red berries and juicy yellow fleshed peach simmer over the silky mid palate. The chalky, saline and savoury note of the back palate give length and a fine drying balance to finish the wine. This is a gentle wine, layered with subtle complexities to explore.
CellaringDrink at its best over the coming Spring and Summer.
Made from a gentle and short extraction to obtain only the lightest tinges of pink from the red grape skins. After extraction, the wine is largely made in the same way as white wine. The juice ferments naturally in older French oak and the lees are stirred weekly from later in the fermentation until dry. During the short oak maturation, partial malolactic occurs.
The wine was minimally fined and filtered prior to bottling in August 2017.
Fruit and Juice Handling
Picked at a ripeness of 12.5⁰Be and maintained for a few hours on skins before gentle pressing to extract fine flavours, soft tannins and subtle colour.
Fermentation & Maturation
After minimal settling, the juice ferments naturally in older French oak. Fermentation temperatures reach 22⁰C and the lees were stirred weekly from later in the fermentation until dry. During the few months in oak and on lees, partial malolactic occurred.
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