Tasting: Lovely dark berry fruit and peppery aromas with some spice and earthy notes. On the palate vibrant dark berry fruit with spicy/peppery notes supported by fine tannins and a long finish. Excellent drinking with savoury dishes.
Wine Making: The grapes were handpicked, destemmed, crushed and then transferred to traditional small open-top fermenters. The fermenting juice and skins were then plunged by hand to break up the cap as the wine was macerated and fermented. The must or fermenting wine was then pressed to separate the skins and transferred to a mix of 30% new and old French oak barrels. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in spring in French oak barrels where it was aged for 12 months before bottling.