The lifted wine offers briary fruit dominated by fresh cherries, blueberries and complexing nutmeg spice. The palate is full, flavorsome and long with evident fine tannins.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from our three leased Red Hill Vineyards and a number of other high quality grower vineyards across the Mornington Peninsula. Challenging weather during flowering resulted in lower crop levels. This was followed by a favourably temperate growing season. Flavours developed slowly on the vine allowing for a vibrant but complex fruit profile. 2018 was the vintage of which winemakers’ dreams are made. Not only were the yields generous, but quality is exceptional across all varieties. The reds show lovely varietal flavours and super fine tannins. Fruit was 100% de-stemmed and fermented in 2.5 tonne open fermenters. The fruit spent an average of 21 days in the fermenter on skins. Maturation took place over 11 months on lees in French oak barriques.