The 2018 season was characterised by a warm and extended summer. The wines are intensely
flavoured, yet poised and balanced, ensuring their longevity.
|Region||Tuerong, Mornington Peninsula|
|Block||Block 1 (50%) Block 2 (50%)|
|Soil||Light sandy clay loam, and sandy clay
loam over Callabonna clay
Handpicked, hand sorted to separate parcels, and gently destemmed into small open oak fermenters. 30% whole bunch in Block 2 only. Following a 3-4 day soaking the fermentation proceeded, peaking in temperature at 32ºC. The wine was pressed off skins
after 14 days into tight grain French oak 500L puncheons for malolactic fermentation and maturation. 50% in one-year old puncheons and 50% in three-year old puncheons. It remained in oak for 12 months, bottled 29 January, 2019.
Deep crimson in colour. Highly detailed and floral bouquet of rose petals, violets and potpourri. This framed by an array of red fruits, strawberry, cherry, raspberry with a hint of Asian spice. The palate is plush and expansive, flowering red fruits and floral detail, the tannins are very fine and silky and coat the palate. The finish is fine though long and tightly wound with a mineral-edged savoury
flourish. Cellared carefully this wine will ages gracefully for at least 20 years.