Vineyards and vines:
From a dry land bush vine single vineyard planted in 1974. Certified as a Heritage Vineyard. All fruit picked by hand into small crates, at 23,5 ° Balling.
The grapes were chilled to 7° Celsius, with destemming thereafter. Cold soaking was done for 48 hours, before the start of fermentation. Two punch downs were done per 12-hour cycle. The wine finished fermentation on skins and pressed when dry. A large portion of the wine was aged unoaked, to retain fresh fruity aromas, with a small portion to barrels and aged for 14 months.
Clear bright, with fresh purple hues. The nose shows an array of fruit, with pure fresh berries, tart cherries, raspberries, cranberry with strawberry and a hint of spice. The palate is soft, juicy and consistent, showing liquorish, dark fruit with subtle savoury notes to the fore. The tannins are silky with a persistent clean finish. Our purest expression of Cinsault.
Total Acidity: 5,8g/l
Residual Sugar: 3,5g/l