This Merlot based blend grown in the arid, stony soils of the famed Gimblett Gravels has long been a specialty of ours. With perfectly ripened fruit and custom made concrete fermenters we have produced a smooth and full bodied signature style, bursting with flavours of blackcurrant, dried herbs, plums and blackberry. A beautifully complex wine that can be enjoyed now or will age gracefully for several years.
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This is a smooth and fruit orientated Gimblett Gravels blend. Densely coloured, it
has a bouquet of dried herbs, red cherry, blackberry with subtle hints of cedar from a
period of barrel maturation. It is soft and generous in nature and can be enjoyed as a
youthful wine, but possesses sufficient tannin to age gracefully for many years.
Vineyards and Winemaking
This wine was blended from grapes grown within the renown Gimblett Gravels
Winegrowing District. These deep stony soils have excellent drainage and low vigour,
ideal for the production of high-quality red wine. Our vineyard sites are close planted
and yields per vine are kept low to maximise quality. The 2021 vintage was warm and
dry and will be remembered fondly for the quality of grapes harvested.
The individual vineyard and varietal parcels were destemmed to our concrete and
stainless steel fermenters and allowed to ferment with wild yeast. Once active the
ferments were hand plunged or gently pumped over to extract tannin and colour
from the skins. After a period of maceration on skins the new wines were pressed to
barrel and tank for malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing. The wine was
blended and bottled in May 2022
Red meat and game, rich umami vegetarian dishes including tomato based dishes