With vertical shoot positioning, shoot and bunch thinning to restrict yield in the vineyard. 100% handpicked, with 85% whole bunch pressed, and 15% being a “Saignee” of juice immediately drained from handpicked fruit destemmed to vats. A small portion was fermented on solids and in barrels with the remainder undergoing stainless steel tank fermentation.
Colour is a pale apricot pink. Aromas of citrus flower, strawberry and rock-melon. The palate is with sweet red fruit and cherry flavours with medium-bodied structure. The finish is crisp and dry. Ripe flavours from a warm vintage, and a subtly firm structure give the potential for moderate cellaring. The initial sweet fruit character will diminish after several years, but expect pleasant drinking to at least 2022.