Fresh and lifted, displaying pomegranate and cranberry, with hints of wild herb and savoury spice.
Bright red fruits abound; sour cherry, red currant and wild strawberry. Medium bodied with youthful tannins and tight natural acidity. The perfect combination of new world vigour and old world charm.
Sourced from a single vineyard nestled at the base of the McLaren Vale escarpment. The slightly cooler microclimate and ancient Kurrajong geology produces fruit with elegant minerality and natural acidity.
During the ripening period the vineyard was bunch thinned to remove overripe and underripe clusters to achieve optimum ripeness at harvest.
Selectiv® harvested producing whole berries. Transferred directly to open fermenters, no destemming/crushing. Gently hand plunged twice a day throughout the 10 day fermentation. Pressed to seasoned oak and matured for 8 months prior to bottling. No additions or fining and lightly filtered at bottling.
Region: McLaren Vale
Harvest Dates: 14th March 2018
Bottling Date: 18th December 2018
Release Date: December 2018
Cellaring: Drink young and fresh
Alcohol/pH/TA: 14.5 3.54 6.2
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