Denmark fruit and vintage expression provide a wonderful balance between elegance and power. The wine displays delightful toast, brioche and almonds aromas, courtesy of its extended time on lees. A creamy mouthfeel and persistent bead are achieved with lots of patience. The weight and complexity of this wine would work for canapes, or be enjoyed by itself.
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2014, 2013, 2012
With a relatively mild winter and above-average spring rainfall, the vines entered the season with
good soil moisture resulting in strong growth and good fruit set. This above-average fruit set
combined with strong canopies allowed steady ripening across all varieties enabling harvest to
commence in late February and finishing mid-April. The cool evenings and lack of extreme heat
saw excellent flavour development. This was yet another cracking vintage in the southern regions
of WA making it eight years in a row.
The fruit was handpicked and chilled overnight in refrigerated containers. To preserve elegance and minimize phenolic and colour extraction the grapes were whole bunch pressed. Fermentation temperature ranged between 17-18C over two weeks to dryness. Aged predominantly in seasoned oak barriques on light lees. Following assemblage, the wines underwent secondary fermentation (tirage) in bottle and aged for 84 months on lees prior to disgorging.
Residual Sugar: 3.5g/L