Deep dark chocolate and enticing cedar aromas appear first on the nose, followed by wafting notes of blackberry jam, cherry and cassis. The firm, well-structured palate features robust yet sweet tannins and a broad range of flavours ranging from black cherry and red fruits carried along by the richness of its oak and vanilla notes. It is long and smooth now, with an intriguing character that will continue to develop with years to come.
Hearty beef dishes such as goulash and stroganoff.
20 months oak maturation in 40% new 225L French oak barrels.
The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness with the components harvested and vinified separately. Fermentation in open-fermenters for 5-7 days at 24-28 degrees celsius. Punch-downs every 4 hours, fermented dry on skins. MLF completed spontaneously in tanks before the wine was racked into 225L French Oak Barrels.