Bright garnet . It’s fragrant w ith wild strawberries, fresh rhubarb and a hint of clove-l ike spice . There’s an earthy undergrowth character here too - a sweet , leafy compost . On the palate, upfront there’s vibrant , chewy red fruits. On the mid- back palate, sinewy tannin builds into something more savoury and comes back to silky on the finish. Poised.
A chal lenging vintage to pair with a challenging year ingeneral. Spring 2019 was cool, windy and wet resulting in lowcrops due to poor fruit set. Temperatures remained moderate, and rain throughout the harvest period provided chal lenging conditions. Overall, the cool and wet weather resulted in low sugars (and thus a lcohols) and crisp, refreshing acid.
Mainly from the MV6 planted Hill block, with 10% coming from the 425 block planted with 114 clone.
Hand picked, mainly destemmed as whole berries but also some whole bunches included – 15% across the entire blend. Gentle pump overs and foot stomping for extraction over a 10 day maceration. Matured in French oak hogsheads for 10 months before racking to tank and bottling unfined and unfiltered.