Aromas of dusty roses and violets intermingle with hints of cinnamon, clove and Asian spices. On the palate, fresh berries and ripe red fruit are framed by a supple and elegant structure of minerals and fine-grained tannins.
An equal proportion of grapes from Calvert, The Elms and Cornish Point Vineyards were hand-picked, 80% destemmed and gently crushed into open-top fermentors. Fermentation occurred naturally, after which the wine macerated on its skins with punch downs 1-4 times per day. Aged for 11 months in French oak (30% new), the wine is unfined and unfiltered, and was racked once just before bottling.