Settled weather during December provided optimal conditions for flowering. A very hot summer then enabled the grapes to ripen beautifully. Free draining stony soil helped mitigate the effects of some late summer rain, and the ensuing dry autumn meant the fruit was able to be picked in excellent condition.
On release the colour is deep carmine, its bouquet an ethereal potpourri of bright red fruit, violet, mineral undertones and a whisper of morning dew. The palate is soft and inviting, with plush ripe tannins and vibrant acidity that create a pleasing tension. While mouth filling and well weighted, there is an elegance and poise that ensure it remains graceful. This is a delicate yet intricate wine, a lovers playfight with a velvet pillow.
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