Made from 30 year old MV6 vines on a north facing block, this is fermented with up to 25% whole bunches before being matured in 75% new French, 300 litre hogsheads. The result is a wine with red and black fruits, terrific perfume and lift all wrapped in a medium bodied framework and wine with enough fine grained tannins to ensure a long life in the cellar.
Victoria’s first commercial wine was produced in Geelong by Swiss immigrants in 1845. During the mid- 1800’s Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria with 400 hectares under vine. When phylloxera struck in the 1870s however, the vines were decimated and it was not until the late 1960’s that the area’s vineyards were re-established. Located about 80 km southwest of Melbourne, Geelong has a cool maritime climate with low rainfall and prevalent cool blustery winds that affect flowering and Franceuit set. Soils are diverse, mostly volcanic over limestone with some lesser quality black soils. The region is dotted primarily with family owned wineries producing small quantities of high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon.