Tasting Notes: Lifted aromatic’s of violets, plums, cherries with hints of vanilla custard and undertones of cracked pepper. The palate displays ripe plums, red berries and subtle cedary dusty oak. It is rich and full while showing its cool climate origins with plum, rhubarb and rosemary that all cumulates in a long balanced tannic finish.
Harvest Date: April 21th 2004
Alcohol Vol: 13.7%
TA (g/l): 6.43
G+F (g/l): -
Bottling Date: 19th of February 2006
Awards & Accolades:
•Silver Medal at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2011.
Winemakers Notes: The 2004 vintage was slightly longer and cooler than the 2003, and was characterised by ample winter rain and cooler conditions during budburst. The summer was mild, warm and dry with an uncharacteristically cool January followed by a small heat wave in February; a long dry autumn provided perfect conditions to facilitate the faultless ripening of the fruit. After harvesting the fruit was destemmed and chilled prior to inoculation and fermentation in half tonne open fermenters for 8-10 days, after ferment was finished the must was gently basket pressed into a combination of French and American oak where it was aged for 18+ months. During the aging process the wine is racked a number of times and bottled without any fining or filtration.