VINIFICATION Degrees balling at harvest: 24 – 26 °B. Cold soaking for 12 hours. Inoculation with yeast. Aerated pump overs every 3 hours for 25 minutes to extract sufficient colour, tannin and aroma. Pressed at 2.5 °B and completed alcoholic fermentation on French oak inserstave. Malolactic fermentation was completed on the primary lees and staves. Racked after malolactic fermentation and put back on oak staves for 6 months.
TASTING NOTES On the nose rich dark chocolate and powerful freshly brewed coffee styling, with a hint of mint and baked plums. The palate shows distinct characters of coffee and chocolate, which is balanced with smooth velvety tannins and a lingering aftertaste.
FOOD PAIRING Although this wine is a great partner to rich lamb casseroles and gentle Malay curries, the best companion for this wine is a rich, decadent chocolate dessert like Molten chocolate lava cake or Chocolate Pecan brownie, absolute heaven!