Medium red with a garnet edge.
Cherry and mulberry-like Pinot fruit aroma with hints forest and herb.
Delicate with subtle layers and complexity. Full plump red and dark fruit flavours, soft tannin and good structure.
Pan roasted free range chicken with aromatic spices (chilli and fennel).
Dry / Full Bodied
The 2010-2011 growing season was quite cool with above average rainfall. A lot of vineyard sorting and thinning to ensure good quality fruit came into the winery.
Fruit for this blend is grown mainly in Dixons Creek, Tarrawarra and Yarra Glen with a small amount of upper Yarra fruit. The grapes are both hand and machine harvested with a percentage of the hand harvested used for whole bunch inclusion. A combination of winemaking techniques are used to produce a final blend with complexity and balance. These include cold maceration prior to fermentation, inclusion of whole bunches and warm fermentation at 30˚C to 32˚C. Minimal handling and filtration is adopted to preserve fruit flavour.
Alc/Vol: 13.0% pH: 3.61 TA: 5.6 g/L
Enjoy now or cellar for the next two to three years.