In the vineyards, canopy management were practised to ensure colour concentration. The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermentation took place in open- and closed fermenters. Punch-downs and pump-overs every 3-4 hours controlled at 25C to 28C. Post fermentation maturation on the skins for 2 weeks. MLF completed spontaneously in tanks before the wine was racked into 225L French oak barrels. 12 - 16 months oak maturation in 30% new 225L French oak barrels.
The nose seduces with beautiful ripe blackberry and dried fruit aromas along with spicy undertones. This wine is well structured with elegance and mouth filling fruit flavours. Hints of cedar wood, mint and spice flavours follow through on the palate. This is a rich wine that is ready to be enjoyed now, but will last for years to come.