In the vineyard
One of the earlier starts to harvest and one of the driest growing seasons with a record low of 200 mm rainfall in
2019. Warm and dry weather at the beginning of the ripening season, 60 mm rain during harvest, but due to such
small berries and the drought, it did not interfere with quality. A very windy season, more intense than usual. The moderate weather with cool nights continued throughout the harvest period producing wines with excellent acidities. Note the exceptionally low pH. Small crop of great quality.
In the cellar
Handpicked and sorted in the vineyards in the early morning to ensure beautiful cool grapes arrive at the cellar. 60% Whole bunch pressed in a basket press and 40% gently crushed and pressed.
The juice is barrel fermented in 400 and 700L French oak barrels, about 10% new oak for 10 months, and left on the lees, which adds a lot of texture and balance. Lightly fined with bentonite, unfiltered, and bottled by hand. 60% Whole bunch pressed in a basket press. 40% gently crushed and pressed. Bottling date: 28/01/2020 Production: 438 x 12 x 750ml , 205 x 1,5L, 9 x 3L
Paired best with most rich dishes ranging from Risotto to Fish and even good with Lamb.