100% sourced from private growers as well as Smith & Sheth own estates (Bridge Pa, Omahu and Mangatahi).
Fruit is picked from 15 year old vines and fermented in open top vessels using cultured yeat. Maturation time is 18months in old and new Oak barriquyes.
Intensely fragrant and perfumed aromatics together with spice, tapenade and red liquorice nuances. On the palate, dark berry flavours mix with florals and spice to provide great complexity. Beautifully focused, rich and seamless with a long finish and fine-grained tannins. Showing the elegance and freshness of it's location.