Deep red/purple in colour, the nose of this wine is filled with concentrated aromas of black fruit, leather and wood spice. Full bodied with great texture and a lengthy finish.
De-stemmed but minimally crushed, the grapes underwent a short cold-soak before undergoing a traditional red wine fermentation using both “rack & return” and pumpovers twice daily. The wine was drained, pressed, and racked off coarse solids before spending eighteen months in barrel without racking or stirring. Select barrels were chosen for this wine through a series of blind tastings, then taken off their lees and allowed to integrate together for a short period before being bottled unfiltered under premium natural cork. Over time, this wine will likely form a small amount of sediment in the bottle.
Cooperage: French and American oak barrels.
Harvest Date: November 2, 2011
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 3.0g/l
Total Acidity: 6.0g/l
Drinking best between 2015 and 2019
July 1, 2014
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