As the name suggests, the vineyard block had been used previously to excavate gravel to construct the roads within the hills of the Ferguson Valley.Soil is typically a deep layer of ironstone gravelly loam.
A style which exudes vibrancy, juicy and spicy character, matched to a full flavoured and complex palate.
Pure intense blueberry, satsuma plum, vanilla and rosemary.
Layers of dark fruit, blackberry and plum, interspersed with chocolate and gentle toasted oak.
Estate grown from the spectacular hillside vineyard in the Ferguson Valley of the Geographe wine region, fruit is sourced predominately from the Gravel Pit block which was planted in 1998.
Fermented in open top fermenters, hand plunged twice daily at temperatures averaging 28 degrees. Winemaking encourages deep and dense structures, but with spice and minerality.
The 2016 vintage begun with a hot Spring, likely due to a strong El Niño influence, with October, November and December considerably warmer than the previous season. Rolling on to January, the Geographe region received 74mm over four days of rain on January 18, proving a test for most Vineyards, however the fruit remained pristine and fresh.