COLOUR: Vibrant red
AROMA: Bright red berry fruits with cinnamon, mocha and plum characters
PALATE: Soft and juicy, showing generous fruit with a luscious finish
CELLARING: Drink now, or cellar for 5 years
VINTAGE: 2015 vintage was one of the shortest and earliest ever recorded in McLaren Vale. Until February we experienced one of the coolest and driest summers since 1980. February warmed up and we saw early ripening of the grapes. This early ripening, as well as long periods without rain, made for fantastic colour and intense flavours at harvest. A great year for red and white varieties.
VINIFICATION: Selected batches of Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo were fermented and aged separately in small French and American oak barriques. They were blended to achieve a fruit-filled wine, expressing a nose of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, mid palate of Shiraz and finish of silky Grenache.