This wine has been produced from our best parcel of Tempranillo grapes picked in mid February from the older vines off our Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. The grapes were crushed and cold soaked for 4 days, and then fermented in a stainless steel fermenter for 10 days with pump overs twice
a day. The wine was pressed and put to 100% French oak puncheons to undergo maturation for 7 months. Blended, filtered and bottled early to retain its fresh, fruit characteristics.
The 2019 vintage will be regarded as a great vintage in the Hunter Valley. A dry winter was followed by good rainfall in spring and summer which set the vines up with healthy canopies. The ripening period was consistently warm and dry which resulted in yields that were slightly down but quality
Enjoy now, or over the next 5+ years.
Dark red with vibrant purple hues.
Lifted aromas of blackberries and cherries with hints of floral, violets and spice.
A ripe and plush palate of mulberry and plum fruits with a soft tannin structure and spicy, cedar notes.