This year the vineyard is irrigated by drip irrigation with moisture monitoring and good drainage. Vintage is from late January until mid April each year, and harvesting is all done by machine in the cool of the night. Fortunately, our dry environment rarely has rainfall during harvest so there are few factors during this time that can spoil the fruit of our labour.
tasting notes (at bottling)
Colour: Deep garnet in colour.
Nose: Aromas leap out of the glass with aromatic red currant, cranberry, cassis and a complex mix of herbs.
Palate: The palate is classic Cabernet. Concentrated flavours of cranberry, cherry and cassis taste like the day the grapes were picked, integrated with delicate cedar and vanilla oak. These flavours are elegantly balanced with firm tannins and a persistent mouth filling finish.
Given satisfactory cellaring conditions, it is expected this wine will drink particularly well at around 6 to 8 years of age.