Region: Yarra Valley
First Glance: Complex, Mineral Driven, Restrained
Hand harvested grapes placed in a cool room overnight to chill them before whole bunch pressing. This gives us very high-quality juice transferred directly to oak barrels for fermentation. Wild yeasts were allowed to carry out the fermentation gaining some complexity. No malolactic fermentation was used as there was ample flavour in the fruit this year. All French and fine grain oak barrels with 30% new oak, the balance one, two, three and four years old. Maturation for 10 months in our cool underground cellar before blending and bottling.
Bright & complex nose of blossom, stone fruit, candied figs & lemongrass with subtle background oak. Generosity of stone fruits flavours give fruit volume and weight to the palate. A ginger cream spice and texture lending weight with gentle vanillin oak and a fine tannin framework.