This brightly coloured wine has nuances of citrus, ripe peach and melon, with hints of butterscotch and oak. The lees contact and partial malolactic fermentation have added fullness and texture to this approachable and food friendly wine.
NUANCES OF CITRUS, RIPE PEACH & MELON WITH HINTS OF BUTTERSCOTCH & OAK.
Winemaking/ The harvested fruit was crushed and allowed several hours of skin contact before being pressed off and the resulting juice settled. Once clear the juice was inoculated with several yeast proven at accentuating the fruit flavours present in the grapes. The ferment was controlled in tank and temperatures kept cool to facilitate the retention of fruit flavours. The wine rested on it's lees in tank for 11 months before being blended with some 10% of the Iliad barrels. The resulting blend was gently fined before bottling.