A complex, expressive bouquet with touches of smoke and walnut infusing the citrus fruit and a hint of toffee just underneath. The palate is lively and ripe on the entry with apricot, mandarin, orange zest and white peach. It is long in the mouth with a fine, walnut inspired finish.
The grapes were whole bunched pressed, barrel fermented and aged for 11 months in older French barrels of 225 to 300 litres. The wine went through regular “bâtonnage” or stirring of the lees, which imparted texture and weight. Winemaker Samantha O’Keefe did not allow malolactic fermentation to take place and as a result the wine has a fresh acidity.