The wines are produced entirely on the estate using organic/biodynamic principles. Inter row mulching and self made organic compost is used to improve soil organic matter. This allows greater bio-diversity in micro flora and fauna, supporting large earthworm populations beneficial for natural soil fertility. Following these principles no synthetic chemicals have ever been applied to the soils or vines.
Vines are grown on un-grafted root-stock and non irrigated, expressing flavours and characteristics natural to their variety and terroir. Grown at elevations of 1000 feet the vines benefit from warm days but cool nights, imperative for natural acid retention and structure. None of the wines from Jasper Hill vineyards has even been acid adjusted at any stage. These are natural wines of striking purity.
WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
Medium deep crimson. Minerally almost saline, blackcurrant, roasted walnut, aromas with some liquorice notes. Generously proportioned palate with supple blackcurrant, cola, dark chocolate, roasted walnut flavours, fine looseknit al dente tannins. Finishes chalky, touch sappy firm with plenty of inky length. Drink from 2019-2035.