Nose

Sour cherry, boysenberry, kola nut and fresh herbs on the nose.

Palate

Rhubarb and ripe cherry on the palate are met with bright acid and extend into a lengthy finish.

Growing Conditions

Goldridge soil series, which is well-drained and highly erodible, with poor nutrients forcing vines to struggle thus delivering dense fruit clusters. Overall climate is cool, foggy and sometimes windy; however, with enough sunshine to produce fruit with intense color and flavors. 2016 was an off season with more rainfall than recent years led us into a warm spring. A cool summer was followed by a mild finish to the growing season causing the final ripening to happen at a steady rate and the quality of the grapes to be very high. Clones: 39% Pommard, 39% Dijon 828, 22% Clone 23

Harvest

After night harvesting, the fruit travels before sunrise to Saintsbury.

Winemaking

Each block remains separate and receives gentle handling starting at the sorting table through to the 4 ton open top fermenters for 5 day cold soak.

Aging

Aging: 11 months in 20% new French Oak.