Fragrant with an array of mulberry fruit, blackcurrant and a cedar aromas. A full bodied silky palate with big notes of ripe fruit and five spices integrating with vanillin oak, providing complexity, ensuring a well balanced, mouthfilling and flavoursome finish. Enjoy now or cellar for up to 7-10 years.
The fruit is harvested from low-yielding, 20 - 50 year old vines. Bill Calabria oversees all harvesting of fruit in the Barossa Valley. Transported to Calabria wines in the Riverina and immediately the fruit is de-stemmed onsite, carefully leaving most berries intact. Fermented in open top concrete 10 tonne fermenters, thoroughly plunged twice each day throughout a slow fermentation lasting 7 – 8 days. Pressed to stainless storage, where the wine completes primary and malolactic fermentation. Racked and transferred to 100% French oak Hogsheads, to mature for 10 months. A wine with a familiar Barossa fruit profile, modernised with an elegant European direction.
Ideal accompaniment to roast meats, such as beef brisket or lamb shanks with fresh herbs including thyme, rosemary and sage. Or savour a glass with vintage cheddar cheeses.