Lucid crimson in the glass.
Bright and fluid. A delicate nose of cranberry, bright strawberry and brambly undertones.
Layered whole bunch spice drives the palate, with ripe, fresh raspberry, subtle quince and five spice providing exotic lift, line and length.
Vintage began early than usual in February for super premium grapes, with the majority of harvesting complete by late April. It was a warmer than average season, and also generally dry across the state, reducing disease pressure and producing fruit of excellent quality.
Small parcels were hand-picked from our prestigious vineyards in the Lower Derwent and fermented separately in open top fermenters with 25% whole bunch fruit. Gentle hand plunging and occasional pump-overs produced bright concentrated colour and lifted perfume. Matured individually in large format French oak (30% new) for 10 months prior to blending and bottling with minimal fining and filtration.
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- Acidity (TA): 5.50 g/L
- pH: 3.55
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2021
Melbourne Royal Wine Awards 2021
National Wine Show of Australia 2021