Bud Break: April 4, 2016
Veraison: July 26, 2016
Oak Regime: 25% second fill, 75% third-forth fill
Harvest Date: October 13, 2016
Bottling Dates: August 10, 2017
"Our second vintage of this medium-bodied Spanish varietal delivers fragrances of crushed ciolets, leather and a hint of baking spices upon first sip. Aromas of juicy raspberry hit the nose and continue onto the palate, accompanied by flavours of dark cherry and black pepper. Velvety mouthfeel and bright acidity make this wine an ideal pairing for cured meats and hard cheeses."
Graham Pierce, Winemaker
"Record warm temperatures through April, May, and most of June led to a great beginning of the 2016 vintage. With early bud break and excellent growth off the start, the cooler weather in July helpedto prolong the ripening, adding desirable coplexity to the flavour in the grapes. August saw temperatures back to their normal levels, and near perfect ripening temperatures throughout the fall and into the harvest showed mature, well-balanced fruit of outstanding intensity."
Steve Carberry, Winegrower