Our Grenache and Cinsault vineyards average around 20 years old and are planted close to the bracing, cold Atlantic which brings in the cooling air that, with careful nurture, can actually promote good health in the vineyards,. 2021 was an unusually cool year for us, but “slow and steady wins the race”. It was cooler than normal in the season leading up to harvest with a long ripening period that resulted in a good balance of concentration and flavour in our grapes and overall wonderful expression of terroir.
The grapes were harvested separately during the early morning hours to retain their purity and freshness and brought into our cellar for fermentation which took place in open-top tanks with gentle pump-overs 3 times each day to extract colour, flavour and supple tannins to create a harmonious wine with character and finesse.
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
This wine will pair well with game or a meaty-style fish such as a tuna steak. Serve lightly chilled if paired with spicy foods.
This medium-bodied wine is bright and exuberant in colour with light violet hues. It is packed with aromas of wild raspberry and a hint of clove spice. It boasts smooth tannins with a balanced acidity, giving it a seductive round finish.