The artist walked out of his usual restaurant in town where he had been joking and arguing, bragging and lamenting with friends. But now, he longed for his refuge and respite. The place with the protruding rocks, red sands and nebulous light - hidden just above the famed vineyard. Only here was his mind cleared of all small things.
A good example of this noble variety with opulent fruit, great structure and the ability to age well. The nose presents a full bouquet ranging from cassis, black berries and pencil shavings supported by hints of oak and cigar box aromas. The palate has density and concentration with firm tannins with well-balanced acidity and a long finish.
The season leading up to the 2015 harvest period provided excellent conditions for optimal ripeness and flavour development. These longer ripening conditions provided for excellent fruit concentration and elegance in the wines of this vintage.
Fermentation and Ageing:
This wine was fermented in open stainless steel tanks with regular pump overs performed daily to extract all possible flavours from the berries. After alcoholic fermentation the wines underwent malolactic fermentation followed by 15 months ageing in 30% new and the remainder second fill French oak barrels.
Best with beef, lamb and game dishes.
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