Due to the warm and dry conditions we experienced in 2014, this vintage has great fruit expression. A lot of work and effort has been put into fine tuning our oak programme which is displayed in the delicate balance between fruit and oak in this wine. 2014 also sees the reintroduction of Shiraz to the Estate Red blend.
Each parcel is carefully identified and blocks are split into multiple portions in order to harvest at the perfect ripeness. The grapes are then bunch and berry sorted to ensure that only the healthiest berries are selected. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place in 50 % new French oak barrels after alcoholic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 12 months before blending and bottling.
Intense red and black fruit with elegant notes of cinnamon spice on the nose. The palate is full bodied and savoury with a well-integrated oak component, ending with a long and rich finish.
Drink now but this wine is made to age for 5 to 10 years.
Alcohol: 13.46% vol
Residual Sugar: 1.6g/l
Total Acid: 5.1g/l
Composition: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Shiraz, 14% Petit Verdot & 9% Malbec