2015 was an excellent vintage overall. A very dry Spring was broken by soaking rains in January and February that put the vintage back on track. Cool conditions for the most part of February finished things off well, spacing out the harvest and allowing individual fruit parcels to be harvested at their optimum ripeness.
Predominantly from our Farehams and Morrisons Vineyards in Leasingham. Picked mid Feb. Fermented in open fermenters for 7-8 days. Pumpover twice daily. Basket pressed into quality French oak hogsheads 5% new balance 2-5 years old. Maturation in barrel for 15 months prior to blending and bottling. No Fining or filtration.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Complex aromas of dark cherry, red plum, licorice and dried herbs.
Perfectly balanced with vibrant upfront red fruits and complex savoury nuances. The fruit is supported by fine ripe tannin which give definition and structure to a long and persistent finish.