Region South Eastern Australia
Appearance Deep garnet with purple hues.
Bouquet Enticing aromas of cherry fruit, spice and savoury characters coupled with supporting vanilla bean oak.
Palate Rich and lush fleshy palate with cherry fruit, spicy undertones and subtle oak interplay, firm tannins give a smooth generous finish.
Vintage Conditions Moderate rainfall in spring and early summer followed by mild summer temperatures with cooler than usual evenings leading up to the harvest resulted in some of the best flavour seen for many years. Good natural acidity and a long ripening period combined with yields being slightly down saw great varietal flavours.
Winemaking Fruit was selected by the winemaker and picked when both flavour spectrum and baume were optimum. Spent an average seven days on skins at 22-25°C.
Wine Analysis Alc/Vol: 13.50% pH: 3.47 TA: 6.25 g/L
Cellaring Enjoy now or suitable to cellar for up to five years.
Suggested Cuisine This wine is excellent with beef or lamb dishes.
General Characteristics Dry/Medium Bodied