V I N T A G E
A bountiful winter rainfall pattern heralded in vintage 2017.Good falls kept on right through Christmas into the New Year ensuring excellent soil moisture levels and solid crop levels. A dry mild harvest period was ideal with very little heat, clear days and cool nights.
S T Y L E
A lovely amalgam of cedar & five spice on the nose. A mid weight, sweet entry into the mouth with a touch of fine acidity apparent. Will fatten and richen with time, but a fine example of the finesse and elegance of the 2017 vintage.
V I N I F I C A T I O N
Whole berries from our oldest estate grown Cabernet block were tipped directly from the sorting system of the machine harvester bypassing the crusher. An 8 day maceration followed before the free run and pressings were run into 100% newFrench oak barriques where the malo-lactic fermentation took place. The wine remained on lees with monthly battonage for30 months before settling prior to bottling.