2009 was a good growing season which allowed the grapes to ripen early. The vines had minimal irrigation and the crop levels were low to ensure the vines produced a balanced crop of grapes.
This wine was made as a small batch (10 tonne) with a warm ferment over 7 days, before being pressed off skins into a combination of 100% French Oak. Remaining in oak for 15 months maturation, gaining the layered complexity now evident in the finished wine.
Winemaker Peter Douglas
Bottling Date: 9th July 2010
Harvest Date: March 2009
Residual sugar 1.8g Sealed with screw cap
13.5 % ALC/VOL
94 points James Halliday Wine Companion 2012
3 Stars Winestate Magazine 2013