Winemaker notes:
Crushed and destemmed into SS, Alcoholic fermentation with hand plunging twice a day stainless steel vats for 7 days .  Indigenous yeast and 5% whole bunch inclusion in ferment.  Pressed into HH’s and R&R post MLF into same barrels for maturation.  Alc/vol: 13.9%

Ageing:
9 months in French and American Hogsheads both new and used.

Tasting notes:
This wine has a vibrant purple hue that leads to a firmly structured wine with tannins and oak seamlessly woven through a palate that springs to life with juicy dark cherry fruit.

Food Match:

Matches well with a variety of dishes such as:  Chickpea & Spicy Chorizo Tapas,  Chorizo & Sweet Potato Risotto, Hearty Veal Casserole, Meatballs with Garlic and Basil Tomato sauce, Lamb Curry, Vegetable Pizza, Slow-Cooked Lamb with Rosemary, Spicy Paella, Vegetarian (Eggplant) Lasagne

Wine Reviews October 2020

Charcuterie in a glass.  Meaty and smokey, dark plums and dark cherry fruit sit in the driver’s seat. There’s plenty of depth on offer here with spicy sausage chiming in. Big and sapping, robust tannins draw moisture from the mouth. Definitely a food wine, perhaps an afternoon meat board or pizza and pasta dishes but I could be tempted by paella. 

Drink to five years.  91/100