With fruit sourced from the rich clay loam soils of the increasingly sought-after Foxcroft Wismer Vineyard, the wine presents with considerable complexity in the glass. A welcoming bouquet of black cherry, hedgerow brambles, cracked pink peppercorns, rosewater, and fennel seeds greets the imbiber, leading to a fresh, snappy mouthfeel with gloriously supple tannins and a seriously lovely fruit/acid balance with a delicate touch of savoury mineral-like nuances on the back of the lengthy palate.

It ticks all the right boxes with its production: 21 year-old vines, dry farmed, hand-harvested/sorted, five day cold soak, spontaneous (and longer) ferment, 30% whole-cluster, gentle pressing/punchdowns/pumpovers, and nine months in neutral oak (on fine lees with no stirring), unfiltered/unfined, plant-based composite “cork” 

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