The dark fruit spectrum that is present shows the typical characters of this variety, blackberry, blueberry and youthful mulberry aromas. The French oak combines with the fruit resulting in a lifted nose with complexity. Luscious rich red and dark berry fruit coats the palate while the French oak adds cedar and sweet oak characters. The natural nature of the variety has fine grain tannins and combined with the oak, adds structure, supporting the strength of the fruit from front to back. The majority of the wine is derived from 40yr old vines with a small portion of the wine derived from 15yr old vines. Good levels of fruit intensity should develop to more complex characters with careful cellar from mid to long.
Wine aged in 25% new and 1 year old French oak.
pH 3.47 Total Acidity 6.1g/L Alcohol 14.7%
Silver Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2009
Silver Australian Small Winemakers Show 2009
Bronze Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2010