The 2017 Vintage.
Deeper garnet in colour with a dark, savoury, complex nose. Dark black macerated cherries combine with roasted meat juices and hints of soy and star anise. Subtle sandalwood, rosemary and sage aromas combine with hints of blood orange and cloves, and add to the complex and savoury character of this wine. Quite closed at first on the palate, a core of bright, dark cherry fruit, with a hint of blood orange, is surrounded by thyme and rosemary herbal notes with savoury, meaty, soy, roast mushroom and truffle.
Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Viticulturalist: Hugh Robinson
Vineyards: 100% McIntyre vineyard
Hand harvesting, 100% destemmed
100% wild yeast primary fermentation
20 days total on skins
Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel
17 months in French oak, 25% new
No fining or filtration