The 2015 vintage provided elegant wines with structure and balance. The superb flavours and tannins are approachable now, but will benefit from cellaring if desired. This wine can be enjoyed with chargrilled beef tenderloin, or aged cheddar cheeses.
The grapes for this wine are grown on the Estate vineyards in the Barossa Valley. Single wire trellising, low cropping level and an ideal ripening season allowed the grapes to mature to their optimum ripeness. Barrel matured in medium toasted American oak using 15% new barrels in the blend. Fermented at 25 - 28c, twice daily rack and returns into open vats increases the oxygen contact during fermentation. Optium skin contact defines the soft tannins and gives structure on the palate.