The fruit was destemmed and passed over our optical grape sorter, then partially crushed to tank. Fermentation was preceded by a short period of cold soaking. Fermentation temperatures reached 30°C and daily cap management varied from two to three pump-overs a day. Barrel maturation is in French oak barriques for 12 months of which 20% are new. This wine is unfined and was filtered before bottling.
The 2019 has an aroma of ripe blueberry and violets with savoury notes of exotic spice and clove. The palate has flavours of plum, five spice and clove with white pepper on the finish. Drink from now till 2029.