Perfect bunches hand-harvested on the 4th of March, early for Grenache. Traditionally vinified in small open-top fermenters with 20% whole bunch. Eleven days on skins before gentle pressing. Transferred to a 4500L, eight-year-old French-oak vat for maturation before being bottled without filtration 9 months later.
A cool year but don’t be fooled this is highly perfumed with an assortment of aromas and flavours including raspberry leaf, pomegranate, Turkish Delight, blood orange, violets and musk. It is succulent, juicy, elegant, light to medium bodied more Pinot like than previous vintages. The palate is vivacious and persistent with integrated, varietal sandy/gritty tannins providing a balanced finish, and a synergy with food.