Vintage 2016 proved to be quite unique with high quality fruit being delivered to the winery with well above average yields. Cool winter and warm spring was preceded by a late rainfall event that boosted vine growth and refreshed soils. Closer to harvest bumper crops were aided into ripening by mild-summer temperatures and sporadic rain. Picking at optimum maturity has resulted in wines which display vibrant bright colours with ripe flavour profiles, rounded flavoursome palates and soft fine tannins.
The 2016 vintage is dark red in colour with a scarlet hue. The nose shows bright, lifted, and intense blackberry and raspberry fruits with hints of mint choc, black pepper and liquorice complimented with nuances of spicy, toasted vanilla bean. The palate is intense, complex and richly textured, this wine has fresh fruit flavours of mulberry, plum, and blackberry combined with cedar, spice, dark chocolate and hints of vanillin. A wonderfully wine with a firm tannin structure, soft acid and a rich mid palate that leads to a persistent and lingering finish.
Perfect with slow roasted BBQ pork with plum sauce.
Cellaring enjoy now to 15 years
TROPHY - International Wine Challenge UK 2018
GOLD MEDALS x 2 - International Wine Challenge UK 2018 & Melbourne Royal 2019