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.
Lifted bay leaf, mulberry and dark black plums with fresh vanilla hints.
Dense and present tannins wrapped around a core of unctuous blackberry and plum, earthy and beetroot with long persistent flavour.
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 season in which we have had our hottest December days ever, our warmest nights since 2012 and our driest December since 2008. However despite these conditions being thought of as less than ideal, we could not be happier with the overall quality of the wines from the vintage, when all this occurred in tandem with the absence of our two nemeses, bushfires and birds! We did though experience a low yielding crop.