The grapes (55% Tempranillo and 45% Malbec) were harvested by hand on 6th February 2021. Organic farming with acute attention to detail enabled us to pull off the impossible: Tempranillo and Malbec ready for harvest on the same day. The grapes were individually berry sorted and combined prior to carbonic maceration and natural co-fermentation in a single French oak vat. Maturation followed in the same French oak vat for 10 months.
That deep magenta colour grabs you from the outset, then lively aromatics of mulberry, poached rhubarb and all spice pull you in closer. The senses are filled with a slightly tart, slightly salty, slightly sweet sensation akin to the first bite of a perfectly ripe blood plum. Freshly picked blueberries and squid ink umami weave through this crunchy, vibrant, juicy, fleshy, turgid, lip-smacking and moreish wine. - Rob and Gen Mann
"Cherry, plum, a pleasing whiff of bitumen, anise and spice, slight dried flower thing, maybe. It’s medium-bodied, but dense and rich, also very ‘mineral’ feeling with a beautiful spread of cocoa powder tannin, ample fruit, but tastes quite savoury, almost pencilly sort of thing. Acidity is cool and clean, and the finish is long, again those wonderful ferrous tannins trailing. Gee, I really like this." 96 points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front July 2022