Winemaker Notes: Made from vines planted in 1997, we wanted to showcase the cool climate of Eden Valley by fermenting and maturing this wine into a concrete fermenter. After nearly a year in concrete, we finish the maturation by putting the wine into oak for another few months.
The Avenue to Gold 2017 displays a vibrant crimson colour. Aromas of fresh blackberry and juniper which evolve to pipe tobacco, dried sage and rosemary. The wine enters the palate with power and presence carrying liquored blackberry and coal dust flavour at first impression. It turns savoury slowly, delivering black peppercorns and umami notes which provide a lovely mouth watering finish.
This wine has a very complex finish which touches both on fruit and savoury details. Avenue to Gold’s fine tannins and acidity will bring pleasure in its youth and allow long cellaring. 3,000 bottles made.