Colour: Deep red magenta with a brick red, light purple hue.
Nose: Ripe and fleshy invoking memories of Turkish delight, pot pourri and underlying raspberry fruit notes. Signs of oak maturation by way of a light cedar oak note but shows remarkable freshness.
Palate: A firm, tannic palate with some drying oak complexity. Quite fruity with integration and a long crisp finish and excellent length of flavour persistence. A hint of dark chocolate bitterness adds complexity.
Potential: This vintage has produced a wine worthy of medium term cellaring if you can due to the lower pH.
Foods: Cassoulet or deep fried zucchini flowers filled with ricotta.
Technical: Bottled May, 2017 with DIAM. Alcohol 14.0%, pH 3.47, TA 5.7
Vintage: 2016 was a warm season with little rain. A high quality vintage with low yields.
Winemaking Nick Haselgrove
Attachments: Detailed Tasting Notes