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.
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.
Perfume of spice, star anise, blackberry and raspberry, pure and striking.
Opulent and mouthfilling black satsuma plum and dark plums supported by fine, long silky tannins.
100% barrel matured in new and older french hogsheads.
The season for the Geographe wine region was cool and dry. The five months until the end of January had yielded little rain, about 70mm less than the same period last year
The cooler weather also disrupted flowering and fruit set resulting in much smaller bunch sizes and high incidence of hen and chicken.
The January 2019 average temperature of 21.3 was two degrees Celsius lower than the 23.3 of 2016.