The 2017 vintage was about four weeks later than the previous five harvests. Mild temperatures through summer provided a slow and steady ramp up to vintage. March was warm, dry and ideal for ripening. Early April brought cooler than average temperatures with cool nights. These conditions proved ideal for Grenache resulting in exceptional varietal characters while retaining natural acidity and aromatics.
Sourced from two vineyards, these Grenache vines are old and low yielding. It is essential to hand-pick to protect the old vines. The vineyards are
dry-grown and low yielding which produce grapes with great flavour, depth and intensity.
Vibrant fresh cherry and raspberries mingle with lavender, black pepper,graphite, and earth.
Opening with flavors of bright cherry and fresh raspberry, it is fresh and vibrant. Delicate flavors of spice and white pepper mingle with zesty, tart cherries and strawberries on the mid-palate. Graceful and intricate with soft fine tannins, the flavors build across the palate finishing with clarity and precision.