Planted in 1916, these centenarian bush vines grow high on the Eastern hills overlooking Rowland Flat, within the Schild family estate. The low-yielding craggy vines grow untrelissed and are hand-picked the way they have been for a hundred years.
Free run and pressed juices are fermented and aged separately in a combination of new and old French oak hogsheads, matured for two years then blended prior to bottling.
Dark ruby, clear & bright with perfumed aromas of both red and dark fruit show prominently upfront and entice the drinker in before subtle glimpses of nut loaf, cardamom and oak spice add a secondary layer of interest. Smooth, silky and voluptuous in the mouth, the interplay between red and dark fruit continues with flavours of morello cherries, redcurrants and dark plum filling out the front and mid palates, with a fine subtle tannin frame working to constantly lift and support through to a long, soft and tangy finish with crisp, cleansing natural acidity.
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