Deep dark red purple colour with crimson purple hue. The nose exhibits aromas of ripe dark cherries, dark plum and anise followed by some light toast, spice and some delicate florals. Light to medium weight the palate has plentiful richness, generosity and power with mouthfilling flavours of juicy dark cherries and dark plum, well integrated toasty oak and a spicy back palate. Sumptuous mouthfeel with velvet smooth tannins. Long aftertaste of ripe dark cherries, dark plum, anise, toasty oak and spice.
From the Winery
Handpicked fruit was hand sorted upon arrival at the winery to ensure only the best quality fruit was used. It was then destemmed and transferred by gravity to small open top fermenters with approximately 12% whole bunches included. The must was cold soaked for up to seven days before being allowed to warm and ferment naturally. Ferments lasted up to seven days, with the cap plunged up to four times daily at peak of ferment to gain maximum colour and flavour extraction. Following ferment, individual batches remained on skins with gentle maceration for an additional two to three weeks to enhance tannin structure before being gently pressed and settled for 48 hours prior to being run to barrel to complete a natural Malolactic fermentation.
Don't Pay: $55.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
Winemaker: Alan Peters Oswald
Drink now until: 2028
Alc/Vol: 14.3 %
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