(2022) On friable red clay with quartz and ironstone, this organic vineyard sits 70 kilometres from the coast at an latitude of 260-280 metres. The vines are 20 years old. Fermented with wild yeasts, larger French oak barrels were used for maturation, 33% new. A deep, glass-staining purple, this has very pure and punching fruit, slick and creamy black fruits touching into chocolate. The palate is very slightly more chunky and spicy than the Chaffey Bros., but has balance, the creamy, ripe fruit soft through the mid-palate, but tension ramped up by the roughening edge of tannin and fresh, tangy acid balance. Very different from wine one, less lift and fragrance. Imported by thewineway.co.uk