|Peak Drinking||0 – 3 Years|
The fruit for this wine was picked from our Stoneleigh vineyards from 5th to 30th March 2018. Pellenc Selectiv harvesters were used, which sort the ripest grapes and leave the stems and leaves in the vineyard. The fruit was pumped into open and closed top fermenters, where fermentation took place with no added yeast, using the unique microflora present on the grapes. The ferment warmed naturally to 32c at peak and was managed using twice daily irrigation over the cap or gentle plunging and rummage with nitrogen. The wine macerated on skins for up to 24 days and then was pressed onto French oak. Malolactic fermentation took place and the wine matured for around 9 months before the various tanks were blended and filtered for bottling.