By harvesting late in the season after a coolish summer we were able to pick physiologically ripe fruit in excellent condition. We used traditional Burgundian winemaking methods, including fermentation in small vats by the grapes own micro-organisms and ageing in French oak barriques for 18 months. We selected those barrels that we felt best typified the vintage and our terroir to produce this wine.
On release the wine is a bright ruby colour. Its generous aromas and flavours dark cherries, blackberries, raspberries and mulberries, suffused with chocolate mocha and spice. There is an underlying savoury character, suggesting grilled meats and mushrooms with a hint of black olive tapenade. It is seductively light on entry but rapidly expands on the palate to become rich and mouth filling, while retaining elegance and poise. Silky tannins help draw out its lingering aftertaste.
Wine is a natural health food