Intense aromas of dark cherry lifted by fragrant violet and sage. A layered palate with bilberry, plum with subtle forest floor notes and subtle spice. An elegant wine with classy tannins and a long vibrant finish.
Previous Vintage: 98 Points by Winestate Magazine (July/August 2022) 95 Points by Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews (Jun 2022) Classic and 5 Stars by Michael Cooper (May 2022)
With warm Spring conditions, growth was steady throughout the vineyard. Flowering began in mid-November and following a cold front in late November, frost risk remained low for the remainder of the season. The new year brought both rain and snow leaving a dusting on the Pisa Ranges, the lowest we have ever seen this far into the season. Warm dry weather followed right through into harvest which enabled the fruit to ripen to perfection. Veraison took place at the end of January and we began our harvest in March. Optimal conditions early in the season have resulted in an above average yield and a long dry season has provided us with exceptional quality.
The winemaking was very much in keeping with the traditional practices of the Old World. The winemaker, Rudi Bauer, has combined these techniques, and his own personal understanding, to create this wine.
Alcohol: 14.0% Bottling Date: 7th July 2022 Ageing Potential: 6 – 9 years