2021 Goldie Red
This year’s release radiates a beautiful garnet colour lifted with light purple hues. The aromas continuously unravel, revealing delicate perfumes of violet, lavender and sweet hay, enriched with dark cherry and brambly fruits wrapped up in a beautiful gamey mix of dried herbs, star anise, clove and allspice. Like a berry explosion in your mouth, flavours of red plum, dark cherry and strawberry jam are rounded out with savoury indulgences of smoked and cured meats. If you love European delicatessens or Jägermeister, this is definitely the wine for you!
A blend of Pinot Noir (68%) and Gamay Noir (32%), fermented in small 2-tonne open stainless fermenters with 25% whole clusters, the skins were gently plunged once to twice daily. After fermentation, we left the wine on skins for extra maceration, to develop elegant smooth texture before pressing. After gently pressing, the individual components were blended and sent to an oak tank and barrels for secondary (malolactic) fermentation (100% French oak, 0% new). The wines rested in French oak for about 5 months. Chill it a little before serving - it brings out the juiciness!
The savoury and smoked undertones pair wonderfully with barbecued or cured meats, seafood dishes and grilled vegetables. The acidity and juicy fruit flavours also pair excellently with brie, gruyère, or camembert.