This was our coolest summer in the 30 years we have been growing grapes at Peg Bay but it was followed by a lingering dry autumn. By leaving the grapes on the vines until later in the season we achieved a beautiful spectrum of ripe varietal ﬂ avours. Mother nature came to the party by naturally moderating crop levels which has contributed to good fruit concentration and body in the wine.
On release the wine is a bright ruby colour. Its generous aromas and ﬂ avours dark cherries, blackberries, raspberries and mulberries, suﬀ used 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 ﬁ lling, while retaining elegance and poise. Silky tannins help draw out its lingering aftertaste.
Wine is a natural health food