Colour : Appearance:Deep ruby with a garnet hue.
Aroma : Bouquet:Lifted cherry and ripe plums, with savoury, toasty notes from the oak.
Palate: A full bodied wine, with bright red fruit flavours and well integrated oak. The supple tannins give the wine a silky, plush texture and a lengthy finish.
Food Match: Enjoy this wine with game meats and venison
Serve: Serve at room temperature
The fruit was hand-picked in the cool autumn mornings. It was later de-stemmed and transferred to open top fermenting vats to cold soak for 5-6 days prior to fermentation. Fermentation took place in small vats using selected yeast. The fruit was hand plunged 3-4 times daily to ensure gentle colour and flavour extraction. Racked to new (44%) and 1 and 2 year old French oak barrels, the wine was left to mature and underwent a spontaneous malolactic fermentation in spring. The wine was barrel aged for 11 months prior to bottling in March 2015.