Blend. 88% Petit Verdot & 12% Cabernet Sauvignon
Location. Curico Valley
Tasting Note. Showing a deep garnet colour and intense notes of spices, black fruit, berries, minty chocolate and a smooth touch of vanilla. In the mouth it's lush and silky, with a spicy character and a juicy palate that leaves a long finish
Vinification. Following a 4 day cold soak with wine is macerated for 25 days. Fermentation is at warm temperatures with daily remontage. The wine is aged for 12 months in both French and American oak barriques
Food Match. Roasted meats, such as Beef and Lamb
Freshly picked and fermented Frappato grapes are blended with ultra-ripe Nero d'Avola that have dried on the vine to provide a delightful "Appassimento" style red - rich, savoury and a real crowd-pleaser.
Deep ruby red. A rich, expressive bouquet with notes of red-berried fruit, blackberry and blackcurrant with highlights of oak. The palate is rounded, ample and flavourful, displaying remarkable freshness. The harmonious balance of the tannins, which imparts fine aromatic length with a predominantly fruity back-of-palate, is to be savoured. One of the great achievements of the 2017 vintage, a very fine wine that stands out by virtue of its freshness and vibrancy.
One of my favourite white discoveries of last year; crisp, fresh and elegant with classic varietal character and a mouthwatering finish. - Chris Connolly