Grown under a certified organic programme (BioGro #5124) on our Estate. This was the fourth vintage made entirely on the Estate.
A mild spring, a warm summer and an early autumn produced a perfect season for the early pick varieties with volumes well up on previous years..
Hand harvested; 100% destemmed without crushing into open top fermenters, wild ferment helped along only by gentle hand plunging. This was followed by a long slow post fermentation maceration. Maturation took place in a selection of quality tight grained French oak barriques (mainly Allier and Tronçaise), none new, for 18 months.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Contains no additions and very low levels of sulphites. Bottled under screw-cap in light-weight glass.