Lifted berry aromas, amplified by delicate floral and perfume characters leaves you with an expectation of a light palate. This is not the case however, with a rich but smooth mouthfeel and a creamy texture. It finishes dry, with typical Hunter Valley Shiraz savory flavors, reminding of the roots of this wine.
Saignée (pronounced sanyay) is a French term that refers to the juice run-off (or bleed) from the soaking red grape skins. This wine was made from 100% Hunter Valley Shiraz grown on our 40 year old Fordwich Sill vineyard. Picked at 0.5 tonne to the acre at full ripeness. After the juice is run-off, it is then fermented and treated like a white wine using controlled cold fermentation temperatures. The wine has had no oak treatment and was bottled early to keep it fresh.