Intense berry fruit with plum, blackberry and lots of spicy oak. Characterful and complex with a moreish balance of evident tannins and acidity. The grapes are hand sorted according to very strict specifications. Fermentation is controlled to 30 degrees with maceration on the skins from 2 - 3 weeks, including frequent pumping over and aeration. The wine is then aged for one year in oak barrels, 20% of which are new barrels. It's only lightly filtered before bottling to preserve fruit quality and character.