The 2013 is a beautiful and elegant wine with good concentration and lovely fruit. Plum, chocolate, graphite and cassis and cedar wood on the nose, on the palate the fruit, tannin and acidity marry perfectly to offer balance and complexity, supported by flavours of black cherry, black currants and refreshing minerals.
Grapes were hand-picked and de-stemmed BUT not crushed. The de-stemmed grapes were cooled to 8°C and ‘cold soaked’ for 168 hours. Fermentation took place at 25°C followed by a 35 day maceration on the skins. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into 40% new French oak barrels for 17 months.
Good to drink now and will mature up to 15 years in the right optimal cellaring conditions.
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