Deep garnet. Tea-leaf and dark berry on the rich nose. Grippy on the full palate with dark fruit and plum on the lengthy finish. Made to age.
2022 Gilbert & Gaillard – Double Gold
Can age up to 10 years from vintage.
30% Petit Verdot, 30% Shiraz, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc
This powerful wine matches well with substantial dishes, like braised short ribs, grilled steak and roast venison.
About The Harvest
With a late start to the winter season preceding the 2019 harvest, good rainfall was very much welcomed after a three-year drought. Spring was characterised by big weather fluctuations, but conditions improved with the onset of summer. Temperatures were moderate in December and January, followed by a hot February. Harvesting kicked off a little later than normal. A larger crop than 2018, with promising quality.
In The Cellar
Picked at optimum ripeness, grapes underwent natural fermentation in large French oak fermenters. Following malolactic fermentation, individual vineyards were kept separate for eight months. Using only the free-running juice of the individual vineyards, this blend was carefully created and matured for a further 12 months in French oak barriques.