A hedonistic blend of four classy Burgundian Clones, closely planted, handpicked, basket pressed and matured in seasoned French oak, it's bright, complex and the real deal.
Colour: Vibrant ruby red
Nose: Complex bouquet. Morello cherry, rhubarb, charcuterie and dry herbs with hints of forest floor.
Palate: Approachable and soft; Satsuma plum, sarsaparilla and bresola, with fine, savoury tannins.
Vintage Notes: Warm spring providing ideal flowering and subsequent fruit / canopy development. An early vintage with bright natural acidity and even ripening.
Viticulture: South East facing site in a cooler and wetter region of the hills, just out of Woodside. 500m above sea level. Clones: MV6, 114, 115, 777. Soil: Free-draining clay and loam with strong water holding capacity.
Winemaker: Michael Schreurs
Titratable Acidity: 6.19 g/l
The Wine Front
Score: 91 Points
Wine review: 'Rhubarb and roses, a little spice and meaty char, plum and dried herb. Medium bodied, plum and cherry, but savoury and herb-strewn too, with a little blood orange bitterness, fine grained tannin, and smoky oak to round it out. Finishes with solid length, and that pleasing bitterness again. Some personality here for sure, and a good drink with it.'
Wine Writer: Gary Walsh
Halliday Wine Companion 2018
Score: 93 Points
Wine review: 'Some whole-bunches go into the ferment, and there's a fragrant carbonic lift here with a blush of red and morello cherries. Spicy as all get out, sparky acidity, palate tight and just medium-bodied; sinewy and astringent needs time to flesh out.'
Wine Writer: James Halliday