With a harmonious nose of red berry fruit and integrated oak, this wine is savoury and spicy with soft silky tannins and a generous long finish.
Location: 45 Degrees South
Low cropping estate grown grapes were hand harvested in April 2008 from Aurum’s 45th Parallel and Te Wairere vineyards in Central Otago.
Climate: 2008 was a very warm season and fruit reached optimum ripeness.
Viticulture: 6-11 year old vines on VSP trellis, cane pruned. Clones 115, 113, 667, Abel and UDC 5.
Winemaker’s comments: The grapes were destemmed, cold soaked for 5 days and fermented in open vats. The wine was matured in French oak barrels for 11 months.
Acidity: 5.4 g/L
5 Stars – Winestate Magazine