This is a finely built and structured wine displaying white peach and nectarine fruits with struck match stick and creamy aromas. The palate is rich, complex and savoury with white peach fruits, creamy mid palate and cashew nut oak flavours. The acid line holds everything in check delivering a long, fine and persistent finish. Will age gracefully over the next 10 to 15 years.
Winemaking Region: Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. - Clone: 76, 95. - Soil Type: Self mulching black vertosol derived from tertiary basalt. - Harvest Date: 24/03/14. - Yield: 2.35kg/vine, 2.35, tn/acre, 5.9 tn/ha, 41.0 hl/ha. Post Bottling: 13.0% alc, 3.11 pH, 7.0g/l acid. - Oak Use: 15 months in 50% new and 50% 1 year old French barriques. - Winemaking: Hand picked, whole bunched pressed with free run juice run to barrel, medium solids retianed in juice, wild fermentation then took place over 2 weeks. The yeast less were stirred monthly over the next 6 months while maturing in barrel. After 15 months the wine was blended, fined, filtered and bottled.