Stones have no flavour that they impart on wine - they simply make the soil less. If there is less soil the vine produces more concentrated fruit, the same happens with old vines, also when vines are planted in high density. As the rock opposes the vine so does a nearby plant; and age limit growth and crop. Life from Stone has the good fortune to have all these 3 concentrating factors in its favour — thus the unmatched complexity of a great wine.
Brilliant greenish in appearance, this is a dramatic wine full of ripe red peppers and passion fruit. It will mature to perfection within one year, into flavours of mineral and flint (gun smoke).
Moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
27-year-old vines, plante on a very gentle southerly slope. The soil is extremely rocky â€“ 70% quartz, 30% solubles.This single vineyard
Harvested at night on 21 January 2010 21 days alcoholic fermentation 100 days on primary lees all racking done under COÂ² stabilized at -3ÂºC 80 g/hl Bentonite fining