Shaped from three benchmark vineyards, each from a different sub-region in McLaren Vale:
Clarendon – an elevated, cooler site that gives lifted aromatics, fruit purity and elegance.
Seaview – north-western edge of McLaren Vale, famed for its distinctive, rich fruit intensity and depth of tannins.
Blewitt Springs – high, free-draining sandy soils that result in concentrated flavours and perfumed aromatics.
Each parcel was individually fermented for 12-18 days, undergoing foot pigeage, gentle hand plunging and careful basket pressing. This wine has been framed with large-format French oak (Damy, Taransaud and Francois Freres 500L puncheons), so that the oak is well integrated and the fruit remains in the front and centre. Only the best barrels from the 2017 vintage were classified for blending into the final wine.