Terroir: The vineyards are grown on ancient soils. Cooling sea breezes at night moderate the summer temperatures to extend the ripening season producing full flavoured wines.
Climate: McLaren Vale has 'Mediterranean' climate of winter dominate rainfall and dry summers cooled by sea breezes ideal for ripening premium grapes.
Geology: Sand and black loam over clay
Vinification: Following night harvesting on 17th February 2016, the grapes were fermented in small static fermenters for 7-10 days before pressing. The wine was racked to oak for 17 months maturation and received several rackings to soften the tannins and integrate oak and fruit. Prior to bottling in November 2017, the wine received a light fining to round the structure.
Aging: 29% New French oak, 17% 1 y.o French oak, Balance older.
Residual sugar <0.3