2000 vintage was an early one for McLaren Vale; the fruit
for this release being picked in early March, four weeks earlier
grapes were picked at a sugar level of 13.9 Baumé and
took five days to ferment to 1 Baumé in open fermenters.
Pressed slightly sweet, the wine finished fermentation in
oak. The final product was bottled in early June after spending
26 months in new American and older French oak.
The wine combines berry fruit flavours with balancing oak
and soft tannins to create an all-round wine experience. The
wine will compliment a meal of chargrilled beef with balsamic
sauce, or a good campfire roast beside the dog fence.