A delicious wine, especially in itâ€™s youth. Redolent of juicy red berries and spicy oak notes. Soft pliable tannins lend subtle support to the structure of the wine yet are unobtrusive on the succulent palate.
A wine to enjoy now, yet will age with grace for the next three to five years.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Primitivo
In The Vineyard
The grapes for this blended wine originate from prime vineyards sites that have been planted with new clonal material. Most of the sites face southwest and receive no supplementary irrigation resulting in superbly concentrated flavours and ripe, supple tannins. A clay sub-soil retains essential moisture and the gravelly, granite derived, topsoil allows for effective drainage.
In The Cellar
The Cabernet portion lends structure and weight to the wine and aids in longevity. The Merlot contributes softness and a melange of ripe red fruits that add to the lusciousness of the wine. The Syrah adds a touch of spiciness and complexity, especially in the elegant finish of this approachable wine. The wine spent almost 12 months ageing in 2nd fill French and American oak. These two components contribute spicy vanilla notes and wonderful cedar wood complexities on the nose and palate.