This wine is a tribute to the land and the vines it came from.
Pure expression of a great year. No additions of yeast, acid, malolactic culture nor fining. The wines grown on these ancient soils are certified biodynamic,
carbon neutral and powered naturally by solar power. The fruit was sourced from 100% old vines on Cullen Vineyard.
A solar eclipse was taking place as well as being moon opposite Jupiter.Awards:
JAMES HALLIDAY : 98 Points
From old estate vines yielding 1.5t/ha picked on a new moon day with a solar eclipse, wild-fermented in terracotta eggs, 86 days on skins, pressed to four French barrels (3 new), matured for 6 months. A totally harmonious medium to full-bodied Cabernet, all the components precisely (naturally) calibrated, supple cassis, olive and bay leaf keep watch. 1080 bottles made.
MIKE BENNIE : 97 Points
Picked on a new moon just after a solar eclipse. On skins in amphora for 86 days. There’s a kirsch-like sweetness jolly all bright in the growl of bergamot tea-like tannin and a general lithe feel bound to freshness of acidity. It purrs at you with pedigree, a bound up, athletic wine of tremendous velocity and poise. Profoundly good.