WINEMAKER’S COMMENT This deeply coloured wine has flavours of black plum, fruitcake and complexing spice characters, a rich, smooth mouthfeel and a delicious finish.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS A great pairing with Mediterranean inspired cuisine, cheese and all red meats.
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING The 2013 Hawkes Bay vintage was simply superb with warm and dry (drought) conditions throughout the season moderated by cool evening temperatures, which led to fruit harvested at optimum maturity in pristine condition.
FRUIT HANDLING: Destemmed and crushed to fermenter
FERMENTATION: Peaked at 30-32°C with regular aeration
ALCOHOL: 13.5% pH: 3.58
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.0gL
RESIDUAL SUGAR: Nil