Heady multi-layered perfume of bush roses, cardamom and vanilla with raspberries, mulberries and deep notes of leather and cigars. The palate is dense and concentrated, yet with a fine, silken line of minerals and structural acidity carrying the complex flavours. Delicious and satisfying with an interplay of sweet and savoury character.
Region: Central Otago Sub Region: Bannockburn VINEYARDS Cairnmuir Rd Vineyard Kawarau clone 13 (25%) Clutha clone 5 (38%) Cairnmuir Rise clone 115 (37%) Aspect: north/north west sloping elevated glacial terrace Row orientation: east/west Soil: weakly structured light alluvial soils overlaying schist rock Elevation: 270m Vine age: 20 years Trellis system & pruning: VSP, spur
Whole bunch fermentation: 0% Pre-ferment maceration: 5 days Yeast: Inoculated and wild Fermentation heat: Peaked at 31°C Punch-downs: Twice daily Post fermentation maceration: 6 days Oak treatment: 18 months in 29% new French barriques, medium-plus toast, mostly Alliers & Vosges forests