Deep Magenta withy purple hues.
Wild fruits with an intoxicating mix of pomegranate, strawberries, and satsuma plums mixed with some white pepper and cassia bark.
Medium to full-bodied with lashings of red and blue fruits. Sizzling venison and Chinese five-spice complexity, finishing with a chalky, savoury, and finely detailed tannin structure
Mourvèdre from dry-grown bush vines on the rich gravelly-loam soils of our Swinney Wilson’s Pool vineyard.
Careful canopy management, fruit thinning and selective hand harvesting over multiple passes, all ensure we achieve as close to perfect fruit as possible.
The fruit was hand-picked on two separate days as flavour and tannin maturity was optimum. Each day’s harvest was berry sorted and emptied to a single stainless steel fermenter via gravity.
We incorporated 20% whole bunches and wild fermentation to build structure and texture as well as highlight the distinctive ferrous qualities, fine structure and wild spice of Mourvèdre. The wine spent 11 days on skins prior to pressing directly to fine grained, large format, seasoned French oak. It was aged on lees and bottled after 11 months in barrel.
The wine was made with minimum effective Sulphites, is unfined and minimally filtered.
90% Mourvedre, 6% Syrah, 4% Grenache