Nose

Attractive bouquet of red fruit, mineral and spices.

Palate

Delicious and lovely attack. The palate is full of fruit character with a refreshing structure. Soft elegant tannins surround the fine, fruity palate, leading to a generous, mouth-filling finish.

Growing Conditions

The particularly cool temperatures at the end of winter and into spring delayed the growing season with flowering by 12 days later compared to the average. It rained throughout providing us with challenges with mildew, and overall the vines were finding it very tough to photosynthesize sufficiently A welcome summer drought brought the hottest July in record for 60 years, but we spent hours and hours green harvesting to ensure that the best grape bunches ripened consistently.

Harvest

When harvesting started on October 1st we had warm weather, and we finished on October 18th.

Aging

It’s unlike to be a vintage that one will stock in the cellar for many years,, however we will release this wine to the market in 2019/2020 as it is already releasing wonderful red fruit notes, and we think it will be most enjoyable between 2019 and 2025

Appearance

Brillant ruby red.

Food Pairing

**Starters** Haggis beignets, potato velouté, madeira jus Corned beef terrine with toasted sourdough and mustard butter **Main courses** Veal rump, grelot onion, and sage Roasted pheasant breast, puff pastry case with confit legs, quince compote Roasted free range guinea fowl breast and confit leg stuffed with leeks, black garlic flavoured anna potatoes Roast suckling pig with crackling, peppered sauce with golden raisins and confit shallots