Bright black cherry in colour. Dark minted chocolate and cassis aromas lift from the glass. The fresh acidity and fine, minerally tannins of this medium-bodied wine define the compote of dark berry fruit. The long, linear and savoury palate is enhanced with nuances of cashew-like French oak.
Cabernet Sauvignon (predominantly clones LC10 and CW44), grown on both red and black soils over limestone on the Davey Estate Vineyard, are selected for this wine. Partial cold soaking prior to fermentation maximises the fragrance of the finished wine. Extended fermentation time on skins helps to capture the essence of the fruit and gives a silky but firm tannin finish. Maturation for an average of 14 months in fine-grained French (90%) and Central European (10%) oak hogsheads, softens, enhances and integrates the fruit and structural components of the wine.