Agingseasoned oak- 6 months
Bottling Dateseptember 2017
Abundant aromas of ripe, red cherries, sage ower, berry bramble and Redskin lolly. The alluring colour is reminiscent of cherry and juicy red berries. A wonderfully fruit forward, easy drinking wine with a velvety, round palate, ne, supple tannins and a delicate, lingering nish.
The Winter and Spring of 2016 was one of the we est on record which delayed owering. By early summer we had some periods of good warm weather which encouraged growth but vintage was s ll looking a month behind 2016 and more in line with an old-fashioned vintage. Several rainfall events in January further delayed vintage and had the vineyard team working hard. Thankfully the warm and dry weather returned and the harvest proceeded at a leisurely and relaxed pace allowing a long ripening me for maximum avour development. The wines look outstanding.
Now sourced from 3 vineyards, 2 at Coriole and one at the base of the foothills, the Nero vines have really established themselves. The fruit is handpicked and then destemmed resul ng in whole berries. These are then cold soaked for 4 days before we allow them to come back to tem- perature and begin ferment naturally. The ‘must’ is over seeded with yeasts chosen to li the natural aroma cs on the variety. A brief spell in seasoned oak, then bo led at about 6 months of age. Drink young with or without food, try chilling it in summer.
FOOD PAIRING NOTES
Simple and tasty foods such as a charcuterie plate, Napoli style pizza or some porcini arancini balls. This wine can be enjoyed day or night, rain or shine.