Vinification Chilling of hand-picked grapes to 8C. Selection table. Destemming, no crushing, enzymatic pre-fermentation skin contact under controlled conditions (below 10C). Alcoholic fermentation in tank at 22-28C over 8-13 days. Selective post-fermentation maceration at 16C. 9 months in French and American oak.
Taste Profile Bright, deep ruby colour with purple hints. Rich and intricate bouquet, earthy, dominated by leather and cherry brandy aromas with a peppery and plummy background. Generous, full-bodied, chewy, robust wine with a velvety taste and vanilla, wood and toffee hints. Lightly tannic finish with a long persistence of aromas. It will benefit from extended maturation.