A good partner for a char-grilled Scotch fillet steak topped with grilled flat mushrooms.
The various parcels of fruit were hand harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermentation took place in open vats with a small percentage of whole cluster. After an extended period of maceration the various batches were drained off skins and put into new and old French oak barriques. Several months later, the wines were assessed, blended and returned to oak.
A dense and intriguing nose displays dark cherries, floral and forest floor notes. The entry is full fruited with plums and spice. The dense dark fruit integrates with a fine tannin structure and lovely weight and volume. Mushrooms and dried thyme add attractive savoury characters to the lengthy blackberry finish. A wine of interest and character.
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL -San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012
GOLD MEDAL & TROPHY (BEST 2012-2011 PINOT NOIR) -Marlborough Wine Show 2012