The grapes were picked from the Stoeckel Vineyard, a small block planted in 1986 in the heart of the McLaren Vale region.
Picked in mid March, at 12.1 Baume, the grapes were crushed and the first free run juice was transferred to Selected French oak barrels for inoculation and fermentation. Coopered in Burgundy, they were chosen, and included a combination of first, second and third fill barrels.
Following the primary alcoholic fermentation, the barrels were topped up and sealed. Weekly stirring of the light lees resulted in the development of more complex and rich flavours., whilst regular tasting ensured a delicate and satisfying balance between fresh fruit and oak characters was achieved. The wine was racked clean from barrel and stabilised before bottling on our family estate.
- Colour : Pale yellow with green hues.
- Aroma : White peach, lemon peel and smoky French oak.
- Flavour : Crisp acid lifts the palate, while a soft creamy texture gives length followed by a clean fresh finish.