Upfront strawberry and red cherry on the nose are accompanied by a spicy clove finish that lingers in the glass. The wine is full bodied with an expression of fruit and intensity of tannins, but also balanced with crisp acidity and a long spicy finish.
After destemming bunches, the berries were fed directly to a stainless-steel tank. After a few hours of skin contact, the juice was drained to a second tank for settling overnight. The clean juice was inoculated for fermentation. Fermentation was completed two-thirds in tank and then transferred to old French oak barrels for completion. In order to retain freshness, no Malolactic fermentation was done. The wine was aged for 2 months in barrel before bottling.
This wine can be enjoyed at any time of the day and can be partnered with a wide range of meals or snacks. It is a refreshing wine – perfect as an aperitif or with Asian food, grilled poultry and fish. Creamy cheeses such as fresh mozzarella and smoked brie interact very well with this style of wine.