The 2016 Vintage.
Another lovely vintage, generous in style and quality. The even conditions this vintage lead to wines of power and structure, with a lovely core of fruit. While the 2015 wines were all about fruit purity and high natural acidity, our 2016 wines are about rich, ripe fruit and phenolics resulting in intense ripe, structured wines which should, like the 2015’s, cellar well for many years.
Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson
Vineyards: A single vineyard wine from the McIntyre vineyard in Derril Road
100% whole bunch, wild yeast fermentation
Pressed 17 days post harvest and racked to barrel after 24 hours settling in tank
100% French oak, 20% new
Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel
15 Months in wood with 1 racking prior to bottling without fining or filtration