50% Malbec, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot bursting with aromas of lavender and crushed violets. Sweetened spices, dark cherries and mulberries are complemented by more savoury notes of balsamic herbs and mocha. The palate is voluminous and soft with a ripe frame of tannins providing structure and length to this deliciously fragrant wine.
Silver Medal - 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
100% Hazel’s Vineyard - biodynamically farmed and our southernmost vineyard which is more inland than our Burnside and Calgardup vineyards. Hazel’s combines cooling Southern Ocean influences with a northerly aspect and plenty of sunshine.
All fruit was de-stemmed but not crushed into concrete fermenters, with a 5-day cold soak before wild fermentation. Post fermentation, the wines were pressed to French barriques in our underground cellar. Wines were matured for 15-months before being racked and bottled after a coarse filtration.
Vintage Report - Preceded by perfect growing conditions in Spring, the 2018 vintage in Margaret River was one of the most classical in recent memory. 20mm of rain at the end of January was well received by our dry grown vineyards. Warm days and cool nights resulted in amazing fruit purity and flavour with balanced acid in our whites. Temperatures warmed up towards the end of March, accelerating the ripening of our reds, giving us incredible flavour concentration with optimal acid and tannin levels. The exceptional quality of our fruit resulting from this vintage has been perfectly reflected in our 2018 wines.