An aromatic, structured and rich wine that draws comparisons to wines from France’s Cote Rotie. Dense and layered notes of ripe red fruit, berries and creme de cassis are nicely framed by hints of smoke and graphite. Firm tannins and lively acidity are nicely featured on the complex and persistent finish.
The fruit was harvested from eight parcels, destemmed and then macerated on its skins in wooden and concrete open-top fermentors for 6-7 days. After basket pressing, the wine was aged in new and old French barriques for 30 months and racked just once.