Varietals Shiraz, Mourvedre, Grenache, Viognier
Tasting Notes
Alcohol +-14.0% Vol
Appearance Brick red to deep purple
Aroma Spice, violets, black olive, dark chocolate, purple fruit
Palate Generous mouthfeel, smooth tannis, delicate persistence
Altitude 210-289m
Soil Well-drained soil; good water retention. Important percentage of clay in topsoil
Yield 6.5 tons per hectare (45hl/ha)
Maceration 3-4 days cold maceration before fermentation; +-3 punch-downs per day
Fermentation temp 24-26ºC
Malolactic fermentation In foudre
Maturation Shiraz & Viognier fermented together; last part of fermentation completed in foudre; Mourvedre and Grenache integrated into blend after fermentation; further 24 months maturation in French oak foudre
In bottle pre-release 6-9 months
Ageing potential 6-8 years and longer

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