Owned and farmed by Graeme and Michael Fechner at Moculta in the Eden Valley.
Site location: Moculta – Eden Valley
Map coordinates: -34.475005,139.071367
Aspect: East facing
Rows: 35 to 37
Harvest: 4thMarch 2015
Soil: Sitting on the edge of a marble seam, the ancient earth is a mixture of grey schist, integrated with shallow limestone and red clay. Packed with minerality.
Hand-picked in the cool of the morning and gently destemmed to preserve whole berries.
Fermented in an open top tank with a light hand plunge two-three times daily.
Basket pressed directly to oak with 3 weeks’ barrel fermentation followed by 10 months’ maturation in oak - 80% French, 20% American, 15% new oak.
Unfined, unfiltered, vegan.
Bottled on 15th February 2016, 140 dozen produced.
Meaty and savoury with smoky notes and black cardamom, yet lifted with bright fruits, berries and fresh plum. Dense and layered, every mouthful offers more to the story. The soil, the minerality, the small sweet dark berries all there, giving a wine of great elegance and depth. Complex and intriguing as always and classically Eden – it opens, grows and evolves with every glass.
Alcohol: 14.0% alc/vol
Release: 2017 Winter release