Black cherry with rust red hues in colour, this wine has spicy plum and leather aromas, together with a palate bursting with ripe mulberry and black cherry flavours, which combine with fine soft tannins from French oak to provide structure and length.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from our Chairmans Vineyard, located in the heart of Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. Harvested and immediately transported to our winery in the Hunter Valley. Primary fermentation took place in stainless steel fermenters with pump overs taking place twice a day. At the end of fermentation it was gently pressed off to tank where malolactic fermentation was allowed to finish.
The wine was matured in new, 1 and 2 year old French oak barriques and puncheons for 10 months to retain its fresh fruit flavours before being filtered and bottled.