The 2019 season on the Mornington Peninsula was a classic. Ripening was even and the wines have a great intensity and depth of flavour.
|Region||Tuerong, Mornington Peninsula|
|Clones||36% MV6, 20% G5V15, 11% 115, 10% D4V2, 9% Abel, 8% 667, 6% 114|
|Harvest||25 Februarty – 9 March|
Handpicked, with each parcel handled separately in the winery. Hand sorted and carefully destemmed (25% whole bunches), each parcel went into traditional open fermenters. The wine underwent three days of cold soaking to ensure even and thorough extraction. Batches were on skins for 7-10 days, after which time they were transferred into French oak (500L puncheons & 6500L cuves) for 10 months and bottled in December 2019.
Characteristic perfumed, fragrant aromas highlighted by cherry and red berry fruits, complemented by a touch of spice and underlying French oak. The long, silky palate has lovely elegance, a plush, velvety texture and a finely poised finish.