The 'Three Graces' is a classic Bordelais blend of three of the world's most noble varieties. A classic lifted nose of blackcurrant cassis and cedar wood with hints of black olive, pepper, violets and tobacco.
The palate is an integrated blend of flavours, svelte and seamless showing prominent blackcurrant fruit delicately interwoven with tabacco leaf, capsicum, black pepper and savoury French oak giving the wine an undeniable elegance and generous length.
Delivered in small bins the grapes were destemmed (separating berries from the stalks) and placed into stainless steel open fermenters.
A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were pumped over daily spending a total of 7 days on skins at 22 - 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the individual parcels were matured separately for three months before being racked, blended and undergoing a further 20 months in a mixture of French oak hogsheads & puncheons.
Review by: New Zealand International Wine Show, New Zealand International Wine Show
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
Review by: China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013