The grapes were fermented in a small fermenter and hand plunged three times a day to extract soft tannins and wonderful fruit flavours. In tank Malo-lactic fermentation followed by aging in Fine French Oak, 45% New. The wine has been minimally handled to retain the integrity of fruit and the complexity that fine oak imparts.
The characters of blackcurrants, cigar box and black olive are enhanced by the fine French Oak. On the palate it shows the same dusty fruit flavours, it is full flavoured, medium bodied and has a backbone of fine tannins with a long finish.