Silver Medal (Outstanding) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2012
Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge - London 2012
Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards – UK 2012
Gran Menzione – Vinitaly 2012
Made exclusively from selected grapes hand picked at optimum maturity from our own vineyards.
Fermented without stems under temperature control, frequent delestage, followed by extended skin maceration to enhance varietal fruit characters, and to provide tannin structure and balance. Aged for 12 months in French (100%) oak barrels, and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak components. Bottled, unfined and lightly filtered in March 2011. May be subject to throw a deposit.
Our Winemaker´s comments
Blackcurrant aromas with hints of mint and eucalyptus. An intense and vibrant palate, with lots of youthful fruit and subtle notes of well integrated toasty oak. Very elegant with good texture, firm tannins and balancing acidity to finish. Drinks well now and will improve in bottle over the next 5 to 7 years.
2008 Vintage - 91 – Wine Enthusiast
2008 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2011
2008 Vintage - Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge - London 2010
2008 Vintage - Gran Menzione - Vinitaly - Italy 2011