This is a complex and lively wine showing nectarine and grapefruit aromas rounded out by creamy notes and nutty oak. The palate is fresh with a mineral edge of white peach and grapefruit making way to a savoury mid palate and cashew nut oak finish. There is tremendous drive and structure with this wine which will reward cellaring over the next 6 to 8 years.
Wine Region: Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. - Clone: P58, I10V1, I103, I10V5, 76, 95. - Soil Type: Self mulching black vertosal derived from tertiary basalt. - Hrvest Date: 09/03/18 to 15/03/18. - Yield: 2.5kg/vine, 2.5th/acre, 6.25tn/ha, 43hl/ha. - Winemaking: Whole bunch pressed with free run juice to barrel, light solids retained in juice. Wild fermentation then took place over 2 weeks. The yeast less were stirred monthly over the next 12 months while maturing in barrel. The wine was blended, filtered and bottled June 2019. - Oak Use: Matured in new to 4 year old French barriques for 12 months. - Cellaring: 2021 - 2026.