2017 Nota Bene
Oak Regime: 100% French Oak
"Unmistakably Nota Bene on the nose, the 19th edition of our flagship wine shows cassis, dark berry and cherry aromas, alongside notes of cedar and dark chocolate. Fresh berry fruit and French oak flavours shape the palate, with additional complexity coming from hints of mint and sage. Ample fresh acidity frames a long fruit driven finish."
Graham Pierce, Winemaker
After a late start to the growing season, the 2017 summer was both warmand dry, allowing the vines and fruit to catch up, and to reach veraison in pristine condition. The c then allowed the grapes to retain their intense fruit aromatics and cooler temperatures of late August and Septembernatural acidity. Due to the slow and cool fall, and the absence of significant rainfall or frost, the Bordeaux varieties were able to reach impressive levels of ripeness, and they showed great balance at harvest.