“This is the joint venture of Michel and Corinne Chapoutier and Ron and Elva Laughton (Jasper Hill). In the spring of 1998 a vineyard using Australian shiraz clones and imported French clones was planted. The vineyard is run biodynamically, and the winemaking is deliberately designed to place maximum emphasis on the fruit quality.” – James Halliday
Red soil from the Cambrien Period
The grapes are hand-harvested by the end of March
The grapes are gently destemmed, and then ferment for six weeks in open concrete vats, using indigenous yeasts.
The lightly pressed wine is cellared with minimal intervention in our cellar,which is located in Heathcote. The ageing lasts 12 months, in new French oak casks.
Colour: deep magenta.
Nose: complex aromas of red berries and spices.
Palate: this wine has an outstandind elegance and power, combining minerality and precision, perfectly reflecting the Terroir of Heathcote. The wine will benefit from another 2 to 3 years in bottle and can be cellared for 20 years.