Lifted nose of dark fruits and spice carry through onto a palate showing fresh fruit flavours balanced by understated oak, soft tannins and good length to finish.
South East Australia
Crimson red with hints of purple.
Fragrant dark fruits with hints of red cherry and spicy oak.
Fruit driven palate, blackberry and cherries with hints of oak.
The lead up to the 2009 harvest in the Riverina was one of the best on record, with refreshing rains during spring and mild December
temperatures. This lead to fruit with flavour intensity and acid structure not seen for a few years. This all changed at the end of January with an unprecedented heat wave of plus 40 degrees for 14 days which saw ripening stall for 3 weeks. Overall the vintage was good to excellent.
Fruit was selected by the winemaker and picked when both flavour and Baume were optimum. Average 7 days on skins at 22- 25 C for fermentation. Selected parcels of fruit were treated with staves and Micro Oxygenation.
Best enjoyed as a youthful wine however it could be carefully cellared for up to 3 years.
Enjoy with a juicy steak or bowl of pasta with rich bolognese sauce.