(2022) Made from ungrafted vines grown on almost pure sand, this spends five months in French oak barrels. Again quite meaty here, ashy and smoky, interesting twists of green herbs in quite an exotic nose. The palate has that combination of an almost orange fruit brightness and the dry tannins of plum and cherry skins running into keen acidity. Another one to chill lightly, but intriguing and delicious.
(2019) Blending 50% Merlot with equal parts Xinomavro and Syrah, this is a robust and characterful red, very deep in colour and mixing a cherry and briar, herbal quality with rounded berry fruit. That sweet fruit of the nose translates to the palate too, backed by a little chocolate bittersweetness, perhaps a touch of olive, and a grippy rusticity to the tannins that, along with nicely pert acidity, freshness the finish nicely.