Vintages

Vintages

2018

2018: 15 Years on!
Quite a change back to our normal weather pattern in 2018 with a very long and dry summer and autumn.  Good rains during November reminded us of the vintages up to 2010 when this was such a reliable feature of our weather allowing us to dry grow our vineyards with minimal stress.

Tasting notes

Grenache 2018

The Grenache 2018 is both elegant yet powerful. Dark ruby red in colour, the first approach is that of sweet boysenberries with sweet liquorice supported by some more savoury notes of black olive tapenade and spices. The wine has a long finish with a balanced acidity and fine tannins. The Grenache drinks well now yet will cellar well for another 6 to 10 years.

Alcohol: 14.5 % w/v – 600 bottles produced

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GS 2018

The second instalment of our Grenache Shiraz blend presents with a deep dark purple colour and an attractive nose of cloves and Chrismas spices. The taste has a balanced sweetness with sweet ripe plums, blackberries and a hint of vanilla toffee. The wine is soft on the palate with a pleasant weight, yet the tannins are noticeable pointing to further ageing development. Extremely long finish with further notes of sweet plums. Drink from 2021 and cellar for another decade.

Alcohol: 14.5 % w/v – 600 bottles produced

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Sangiovese Cabernet 2018

The Sangiovese Cabernet 2018 is a vibrant purple, with an elegant transparency contrasting with a very rich texture. On the nose ripe luscious cherries with a hint of cassis. The complex taste reveals some spices with great fruit sweetness. A long aftertaste of sour cherries with fine soft tannins and good acidity hints to a good cellaring potential. The Sangiovese Cabernet drinks well now yet will cellar well for another 6 to 10 years.

Alcohol: 14.0 % w/v – 380 bottles produced

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