The fruit is destemmed, berry sorted, cold soaked and traditionally fermented. Maturation in both large oak vats and small barriques is aimed at retaining the refined fruit, floral and spice characters of the variety. Deep ruby with floral, violet aromas develop into lush plums and dark cherries along with hints of cedar, coffee and tobacco. Delicious mocha and cherry flavours cascade over the mid-palate leading into spicy white pepper and cardamom characters. The tannins are fine and powdery showing excellent persistence on a long and complex palate.