Redcurrant, plums and cherries
Red berry fruit elegantly framed by sublte oak and fine tannins
Crushed into a static red fermenter for a brief two day cold soak before fermenting and pressed off into both French oak barriques and a 2000L foudre for 12 months
12 months in new and old French Barriques, and a large format oak foudre
8th October, 2018
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Merlot||13.5%||3-5 years||28th March 2017||New & Old French||3.46||6.3g/L|
2017 was a good vintage in the Hilltops. A vintage typified by, above average winter rains, increases in yields and grapes which had a longer ripening period. The reds of the region are looking gorgeous, especially Merlot, with great colour and fresh varietal fruits.