This wine uses two vineyards across the McLaren Vale district. Grapes are allowed to ripen fully before open fermentation with longer extraction, including use of cold soak maceration.
After blending this wine is bottled and allowed to mature in bottle until release.
Colour: Deep cherry red with purple and brick red hue.
Nose: Fresh and lifted with hints of ripe plum and red currant augmented with nutty, slightly cigar-box like oak and a light herbal lift.
Palate: Full and rich with fine grained new oak tannin and balanced acidity with a crunchy cassis nuance. Complex dry red notes backed by richness but needing some time to come together.
Potential: This vintage has produced well structured, wines that have medium to long term cellaring potential. Sealed under DIAM cork. Ideally decant on opening and allow to breathe for a hour or two.
Vintage: The 2016 vintage was a classic vintage for McLaren Vale with robust yet elegant characters.
Delivery exclusion: NT, Dry Zones & International