Ripe cherry aromas, clean and bright. The wine is rich and ripe with abundant dark cherry flavours laced with subtle spices, and the palate is full, fruit-sweet and rounded, with ample soft fine tannins and highly appealing flavours that linger on well.
Hand-picked, straight into a refrigerated container parked on the vineyard. The fruit is then immediately driven to Devonport and sailed across Bass Strait and received into the winery the following morning.
Fruit was destemmed and cold soaked for three – four days in open oak vats and open stainless-steel fermenters. The MV6 (from the top of the hill) was fermented as whole bunches in an oak fermenter. Both parcels were matured in French oak – 25% new, 75% older – for eight months in 225L barriques D&J, Vicard and Taransaud.
Racked to blend, no fining, no filtration. Bottled by gravity.