The fruit for this vintage was amazing; the grapes were fantastically ripe and extremely flavourful. The goal in the winery was to craft a wine that embodied all the diversity of flavours and aromas developed in the vineyard. To help achieve this a few key techniques were employed: a long “cold soak” prior to fermentation extracted more of the subtle light fruit characters from the skins; a relatively fast alcoholic fermentation with a long post ferment maceration balanced out the tannins; the wine was barrelled down immediately after pressing and a lot of solids were incorporated to enhance the mouth feel and texture; and the wine was racked only once, prior to bottling.
- NZ - Central Otago
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep ruby red
Rich aromas of black cherries and plums with hints of herbs and nutty oak.
It has velvety tannins, with a smooth finish that is long and tasty.