Lifted and aromatic, notes of strawberry, white peach, and touches of spice. Elegantly structured with fresh flavours of strawberry and cherry, enhanced by a hint of savoury tannin and fresh, crunchy acidity, leading to a long, clean finish.
Will drink best in its first two years
Food Pairing Notes
A simple fish dish such as seared King George Whiting fillets caught fresh off the Port Willunga coast served with just cooked cherry tomatoes, olives and fresh herbs
Located at the southern end of McLaren Vale, about 4km east of the coastal town of Port Willunga, the soil here is heavy grey loam mixed with black Biscay clay and sits above ancient Gnaltinga formation bedrock. Strong vine growth in spring is tempered by summers dry winds, developing pure, bright and savoury fruit flavours that are tempered by cooling afternoon sea breezes.
VINE AGE: 25 years
ELEVATION: 25m above sea level
SOIL TYPE: Black Biscay Clay
WINEMAKING & TECH INFORMATION
We carefully harvest the Grenache grapes by hand in the early hours of the morning, and then transport them to the winery where they are pressed within a few hours of picking. The juice is then fermented at very low temperatures for two to three weeks until it is completely dry. The wine is then cold stabilised and filtered before bottling.
HARVEST DATE: February 2016
MATURATION: 100% stainless steel
ALCOHOL (Alc/Vol): 12.5%
TA: 5.6 g/L