This wine has a strong cherry, plum and spice flavour with liquorice and peat supported by a supple layered tannin structure.
Location: 45 Degrees South
Low cropping estate grown grapes were hand harvested in April 2010 from Aurum Te Wairere vineyards near Cromwell, Central Otago.
Climate: A season of hot, dry days cool nights allowed an extended ripening of clean fruit still holding good acidity.
Vine Age: 7 – 12 year old vines on VSP trellis.
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 18 months.