Ancestor Vine 2016
From a 157 year old vineyard planted near Springton, Eden Valley, on brown and grey sandy loam over yellow clays. 20% whole-bunch fermented in stainless steel, no crushing or temperature control, natural yeasts, hand-plunged and foot-trodden twice daily for 2 weeks. Matured for 17 months in large, old oak barrels with a small addition of old vine mataro for balance. Made with complete respect to the fruit and aiming above the great CNDP in terms of quality, balance and longevity.
Region: Springton, Eden Valley
Volume (ml): 750ml
Alcohol Vol. (%): 14.5
Standard Drinks: 8.6
“The palate manages to present such crunchy blue fruits across a mesh of structured, chewy tannins. Full-bodied, tangy and long on the finish. Very dynamic. Delicious now but better from 2020.James Suckling/Nick Stock
“...full-bodied and smoothly textured, rich and fleshy, with great depth and amplitude. A gorgeous wine of real gravitas. Luxurious fruit-sweetness and wonderful texture. Quietly powerful, profound and sedately flowing like a deep river of flavour.”Huon Hooke – HuonHooke.com