The fruit for this wine came from the Orange wine region in New South Wales. The fruit was harvested and immediately transported to our winery in the Hunter Valley where it was crushed. Primary fermentation took place in 5 tonne stainless steel fermenters before being pressed off to tank where malolactic fermentation was allowed to finish. The wine was matured in 20% new French oak barriques for 18 months before being filtered and bottled.
Orange had almost perfect weather conditions, commencing with winter and spring rainfall, which fell with regularity. Overall quality was very good.
Enjoy now or cellar for 5 years.
Bright red colour with crimson hues.
Intense aromas of violets and spices.
Soft yet powerful palate of red currants and blackberries. Careful use of French oak and extra time on skins adds structure, complexity and balance to this wine.