Grown under a certified organic programme (BioGro #5124) on our Estate. This was the fifth vintage made entirely on the Estate.
An early spring, a hot and very dry summer and a late autumn produced an unusual season for the Estate with average volumes as compared to 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 22 months.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Contains no additions and very low levels of sulphites. Bottled under screw-cap in light-weight glass.