The Coat of Arms is an expression of the deep dark fruit characters we attain from the Ferguson region, rich and smooth with lashings of chocolate, entwined with secondary characters of oak and black olive.
Winemaking technique enhances the aromatic and flavour profile of the varieties whilst maintaing a long fine tannin structure. Maturation adds further layers.
Vibrant and intense blackcurrant and fleshy ripe plum with hints of bay leaf.
Soft and supple, vanilla hints complement varietal blackberry fruits, pure and long with a balanced framework of tannin.
Estate grown from the spectacular hillside vineyard in the Ferguson Valley of the Geographe wine region, fruit is sourced predominately from the Blinman block which was planted in 1998. Soil is typically a deep layer of ironstone gravelly loam over red and yellow friable clay with slight westerly aspects at elevations of 220 to 250m above sea level.
100% barrel matured in new (20%) and older french hogsheads.
A cold and wet Spring in 2016 shaped a milder vintage in 2017, which was further interupted by Ferbruary and March rains.
The resulting conditions led to a lengthy ripening period, and a 2-3 week delay to start of vintage.
Lower temperatures at ripening are beneficial to retain freshness and elegance, and wines of lower alcohol and crisp acidity.