Clear, bright, medium ruby appearance with a crimson hue, this wine displays pronounced clean and attractive aromas of spiced cherry and blood plum with notes of mint and chocolate. Classic varietal characters of plum, black cherry, wooded herbs and dark chocolate give an intriguing focus to this wine. The juicy acidity provides balance to the wine?s soft tannin. Creamy, vanillin notes from maturation with French oak provides complexity and length to the palate. Pairs well with slow roasted pork belly or char grilled rib-eye.
How was it made?
Grown under the warm Western Australian sun and cooled by local sea breezes, the Amberley vineyards produce fruit with vibrant, attractive fruit flavours expressed through our wines. Individual vineyard parcels were fermented separately in stainless steel fermenters and pressed off when nearing dryness. Malolactic fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks, with French oak used for maturation. Selected parcels were blended prior to light fining and bottling.