The top of the range, made only in exceptional years. Complex layers of fruit, long on the palate with solid tannins.
Harvest 2012, our 17th harvest. A record cold and dry winter, followed by a cold and wet spring. Superlative summer. All in all, a quality driven vintage!
Made exclusively from selected grapes hand picked at optimum maturity from chosen sites in our own vineyards. Fermented without stems under temperature control, frequent delestage, followed by extended skin maceration to enhance varietal fruit characters, and to provide tannin structure and balance. Aged for 14 months in French oak (100%) barrels, and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak components. Bottled, unfined and filtered in April 2014.
Our Winemaker's Comments
Intense notes of spice, chocolate and dark berry fruits are supported by seamless tannins and a creamy texture.
Total Acids: 6.1 Final pH: 3.63 Total Sugar: 0.4 Alcohol: 14% Barrel Ageing: 14 months in FO (100%) Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.
Available in bottles of 75 cl
Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2017
92 - Robert Parker 92 - Wine Enthusiast
“rich and concentrated … a fine wine” – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2017
"a very graceful Reserva, fresh, lifted and sophisticated. The mid-palate finesse is exceptional, giving this a very refined feel. For all of its elegance, the structure allows it to have grip on the finish. The lifted fruit lingers nicely, laced with a touch of beef, blueberries and herbs. It finishes dry and seriously. This is a Reserva that has a certain understatement to it. It is also one of those elegant wines that will drain quickly at the table. Then, you'll realize how much you liked it. “ – Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate, Dec 2017, Issue 234 – Robert Parker