The pick of the bunch from our McLaren Vale vineyards. Lily’s Garden is a generous wine with cascading blue fruits and a rich long palate.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Beautiful black, deep magenta hues.
Coming from a very good year, upon release this wine is very restrained and elegant. Spicy red fruits, subtle char and pepper with underlying charcuterie, grilled meats and soft mocha and vanillin.
A burst of juicy red fruits on the early palate that remains throughout. As the fruit builds the mocha notes become more prevalent and finally the firm but fine tannins kick in and hold the palate together, balanced with subtle vanillin oak.
Serve at room temperature to accompany lamb cutlets with grilled red onion and eggplant served on tabbouli.
Crushed into and fermented in 5 and 10 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour, flavour and tannin. Following an average of 12 days of maceration, the dry free run was drained to tank and the skins pressed to the same tank. After 24 hours, the wine was racked to barrel, where malolactic fermentation took place. Minimal fining and unfiltered.