Only 125 dozen made of this indigenous north-east Italian variety. Dark and brooding, earth and spice, florals and savoury herbs. A bold wine, upright and structured, yet approachable in its youth. Best enjoyed with food.
Deep, brooding colour. Dark black/red fruits dominate the nose: blackberry, dark plum, mulberry…tarry/charry and spicy, with heady perfume and brambly earth and dried herbs adding to the mix. Hints of cedar/pine and a dust pencilly oak character – a fruit-derived varietal character rather than any influence from the aged oak in which the wine matured. Hits the high notes with floral tones, and the bass notes with intense fruit concentration.
The palate is structured and firm, however whilst acid/tannins are in clear evidence the palate is densely packed and sweet-fruited, showing blackberry, dense plums, eastern spice, tar, black cherry and cola. A bold wine, upright and structured, yet approachable in its youth. Best enjoyed with food.
20% wholebunch, daily hand-plunging 21 days on skins. Basketpressed to aged French oak for 18 months
Only 125 dozen made from a single vineyard plot near Yallingup.