Gold Medal Winner Yarra Valley Wine Show 2019!
It’s a very special part of the vineyard, 27-year-old vines (SA125 clone) on free draining alluvial clay loam with a south easterly aspect. The aspect works, giving the vines a break from heavy late afternoon sun, allowing the naturally low yields to ripen slowly and build concentration. In the winery, cold soak followed by fermentation and then pressed to a mix of new, 1 year old and 2 year old Taransaud and Nadalie French oak for 15 months. Bottled, then entered into the Yarra Valley Wine Show. Sounds simple and it is when you start with fruit like this.
From Jane Faulker, Halliday Wine Companion 13/08/2021 “A barrel selection from Block 1 of the Napoleone vineyard, all MV6, 5% whole bunches. Matured in French barriques, 30% new. This has comes together seamlessly. Subtle in a way, could initially be overlooked. It takes time to blossom. The palate is refined and supple, with smooth and silky tannins.” 95 Points, Gold Medal