An early budbreak on March 19th was followed by a cool spring that reduced fruit-set, and therefore yield. Summer’s heat was a constant threat until the grapes were picked. Harvest began on September 18th, and ultimately comprised 16 harvest passes over the course of two weeks.
Sweet spice and black cherry are just some of the aromatic highlights of this provocative example of Melbury. The wines’ ubiquitous charm is demonstrated by velvety layers of ripe red fruits and a soft mineral tinge. The wine holds forth on the front of the palate with a volume filling richness that slowly contracts into a long and inexplicably fine finish.