Complex nose of dark plum, ripe cherry aromas. Spice and pepper notes with cedar oak rounds out the bouquet. The palate is bright with an array of red fruits and dark cherries. Medium bodied mid palate with integrated tannins and oak. The wine has great balance and structure which will give great longevity.
Winemaking Region: Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. - Clone: PT23. - Soil Type: Self mulching black vertosol derived from tertiary basalt. - Harvest Date: 07/04/17 - Yield: 2.9kg/vine, 2.9tn/acre, 7.25tn/ha, 47.1hl/ha. - Winemaking: De-stemmed to small fermenters with the inclusion of 15% whole bunches and cold soaked for 5 days. Wild ferment at 28 degrees for 7 days. Pressed to barrel for a wild malolactic fermentation. Racked and bottled in August 2018. - Oak Use: Matured in new to 4 year old French barriques for 16 mo nths. - Cellaring: 2021 to 2030.