Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit – full bodied. Special Reserve selection.
Exceptional vibrant deep red colour. Complex nose of white and black pepper spices with bramble and black fruit undertones. Vibrant acid level which carries through onto a multi-layered rich palate that is rounded off by smooth silky tannins. The integration of oak spice and tannin adds real depth and complexity.
In the Vineyard
Soil Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Aspect west and east
Trellis and bush vines
Grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 4.6 tons / ha
A 48 hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. 30% whole bunch pressed. Extraction by a combination of manual punch downs and pipeage were done 3 times a day. MLF took place in the barrel. Matured for 22 months in 40% new and 60% 2nd fill 300 litre French barrels.
At least 15 years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 17°C
|Residual sugar||2.5 g/l|