Dried cranberry and raspberry aromas, with rose petals and pink peppercorn. The palate is red fruited, with sinewy, drying tannins framed by bright acidity. Limited release.
2017 Vintage at Sutton Grange
Good winter rainfalls lead to great water storage and soil moisture at the start of the season. Late budburst and cold start to Spring and the growing season, with a very cold and super wet September and October. This meant we had large vegetative canopy growth in the vineyard leading into flowering. Flowering had ideal conditions, setting one of the largest crop levels the vineyard has seen, which balanced well with the large canopies. The start of summer saw rainfalls dry up, with a mild Summer. Long and late ripening period, with lovely even conditions (no hot spikes). Late picking dates. Lovely shading on the reds, with no heat or sunburn pressure, and big berries and big bunches.