- Sugar contentDry Wine
Rich fruit characters of bright strawberries, dark cherry and plum - aromas of roses, with a background of mushroom, charry oak and cinnamon spice - depth of flavour, complexity and length - the satiny, velvety structure of the classic Pinot Noir. Burgundian influences are seen in the form of techniques such as the addition of whole bunches, longer skin time and plunging by hands and feet. Fermentation is in open tanks and skin contact time is varied with each batch tasted and then pressed when tannin balance is best. The wine is aged in French oak barriques, 33 of which are new, for 20 months. The wine is then bottled and has one year further ageing before release.
Colour and condition: Deep ruby hue, in bright condition.
Nose: Lifted aromas of tar,spice, cherries and red jubes. The oak notes integrate seamlessly with the fruit characters.
Palate: A fruit bomb of rich and integrated flavours of cherry, spice, charry oak and silky finesse on the finish. The flavours pop and linger in the mouth long after the wine has left it.