2014 Vintage was cool for the majority of the vintage duration with a short heat spell early in ripening being the only change. This resulted in earlier ripening and slightly below average crop levels. The wines produced from this vintage are elegant with lovely structure and clean fruit flavour, accompanied by soft tannins from the milder conditions.
The grapes for this wine are selected from respected vineyards in the Barossa Valley wine region, North of Adelaide. The fruit was picked when the fruit flavours and tannin profile were at their optimum to produce soft and silky wines. The berries were harvested in the cool of the morning to retain fruit flavour and transported direct to the winery for crushing into fermenters. Here the yeast was added and for the next 7 days the fermenting must was pumped over twice daily to extract flavour, colour and tannins. Gentle pressing followed, before the wine underwent its maturation process before bottling. This wine is bottled young with no oak treatment to preserve all the pure fruit flavours in the berry.
COLOR: Medium crimson red with mulberry hues
BOUQUET: The Mulberry and dark cherry fruit waft from the glass. Mocha and sweet spice undertones adds complexity and intrigue.The glaze cherry and blueberry fruit waft from the glass. Confectionary and spice undertones adds complexity and intrigue.
PALATE: The intense fruit flavours continue through the palate with some complex kirsch liquor, marzipan and plum notes. The tannins are soft, silky and well integrated. The purity of the Grenache grape is highlighted with no oak intrusion, allowing the essence of the fruit to be tasted. This is a wine offering excellent immediate drinking with some cellar potential in the short term.