The grapes for this wine came from our Mount Panorama Estate 53% and Bella Luna vineyard 6% and as well as the 3 Views vineyard 41% on the Trunkey Rd (the highest altitude vineyard in the region). After a gentle basket press, the crushed fruit was transferred to an open fermenter. After 9 days the fermentation was complete and the wine was lightly pressed with a basket press before spending about 14 month in 20% new oak. A light egg white fining was carried out to soften the tannins prior to bottling in early September, 2016.
It is a medium-bodied wine displaying typical cassis and leafy characters as well as oak derived choco-mint on the bouquet. On the palate, there is a continuation of the choco-mint character with red fruits and dusty tannins, freshness and length.
Should age well until at least 2025.
Most red meats, duck, pasta dishes with red sauce and pizza
Alcohol: 14.1 %
TA: 6.8 g/L
Bottled: 01 September, 2017
Total made: 329 dozen