We destem the bunches into small open fermenters with daily plunging through ferment before being pressed to tank. After settling the juice was aged in varying aged French barriques. After ferment the wine was left on lees for 10 months with occasional stirring. Secondary malolactic fermentation was late retaining the required dark fruit notes in the wine. The wine was prepared for bottling in March 2011 without fining and only minimal filtration to protect purity and complexity.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine, a rare treat for us at Jones Road.
A range of ripe dark berry and plum fruits with plenty of cool-climate pepper and spice.
Tannins are fine and the finish is juicy, fresh and well balanced. It is approachable to drink now and will build further spice and savoury complexity if cellared for up to ten years.
Up to 10 years.