Colour: Deep ruby
Aroma: Cassis, black currant with notes of black olive and vanillin.
Palate: Luscious notes of cassis and black currant, accented by hints of black olives, vanillin and cedar. Rich and velvety texture is supported by structured tannins
Grape Variety: Cabernet
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol 14%, Acidity 6.4 g/L, pH 3.62, RS <0.1/150ml glass
Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
Vinification: Combination of old & new American & French oak for 24 months
Vintage Conditions: Good winter rainfall meant near full soil moisture profiles at budburst. Moderate rain during early spring encouraged good shoot growth, with a quick and even flowering resulting in excellent fruit set. Mild & dry conditions, without any significant extremes continued throughout the growing season. Production levels were excellent, above long term averages and the mild & slow ripening conditions enabled strong varietal character to develop. Vintage was dry and the weather stable so fruit was harvested, at optimal flavour development and high natural acidity. A “goldilocks” vintage.
Vine Clone: LC14
Harvest Date: 1 May 2021