Bright in colour with a vibrant hue, this cool climate Gamay shows an abundance of bright red fruits and floral aromatics. The medium bodied palate is bright and crunchy, with juicy, ripe red and black cherry fruit flavours, moderate tannins and a long, crisp and refreshing finish. Drinks well as a young wine but has the depth of flavour to cellar well for 5 or more years.
Vineyard: Anvers Razorback Rd Vineyard
A gently sloping vineyard in the southern Adelaide Hills at 350m above sea level. Cool climate with warm days and cold nights due to the altitude resulting in grapes with good colour and natural acidity
Loam with ironstone over clay.
Hand picked first crop Gamay.
Hand harvested. 25% whole bunches loaded into an open fermenter then remaining 75% destemmed (not crushed) on top. Natural/wild fermentation with gentle plunging and short pumpovers in mid ferment. pressed at dryness. Settled 24 hours then racked to 2-6 yr old French oak barrels. mlf in oak.
Matured in used French oak hogsheads (300 ltr, 2-6 years old) for 9 months on light lees.