Vibrant garnet in colour with ruby hues. Lifted aromas of black cherry, wild raspberry and red currant entwine with subtle notes of strawberries and cream, rose hip, cinnamon, orange peel and underlying floral nuances. Concentrated flavours of wild red berries surround an elegant core of sweet cherry and white pepper, while bright acidity and minerality drive a long finish of fine, velvety tannins.
An extremely fragrant bouquet of red and blue fruits points the way for a long, loose-limbed and elegant palate, the tannins silky, the finish clean.
The 2016 vintage began with below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm and
dry spring, which enhanced flowering and set to provide average to above-average yield
potential. Low disease pressure was maintained by one of the hottest Decembers on record, though temperatures cooled down in the New Year and rainfall around veraison in late January/early February brought relief to our early-ripening varieties in the Adelaide Hills, resulting in excellent conditions for natural acid retention and clean fruit. This was
followed by further rainfall in early March, which eased the stress on the late-ripening
varieties, allowing them to mature towards a predicted earlier harvest due to an early Easter. Open, light and airy vine canopies allowed for good flavour, sugar, colour and mature tannins to develop at harvest, which was overall characterised by average yields but very high quality.
Lovely sweet aromas of red cherry and strawberry; a fragrant, light-bodied but intense wine. Fresh, refined and focused, with excellent pinosity. Some whole-bunch/whole-berry influences. A delicious wine which is driven by its gorgeous fruit.
..Sour cherry, fennel, old spice cupboard, new-warm leather. Silky texture, some medium concentration of cherry-warm raspberry flavours, sour acidity (pleasant) finishes the wine. Slick kind of vibe and some gummy tannins. Quite assertive in its pinot vibe, if you get the drift.