The fruit is sourced from 5 different vineyards, mostly in Ebenezer and Greenock with some from the Western Ridge of the Barossa.
It’s a really typical Magpie red with lovely varietal fruit, black and red cherry, plum, spice and oak on the nose. It’s rich and opulent with ripe black cherry fruits to the fore, plum and cassis too. It has a savoury core, spice and liquorice and vanillan oak. Tannins are ripe but present and this big mouthful will drink well over the next 5-8 years.
A lovely perfumed nose followed up on the palate with ripe flavours of zesty fruit and a full
long finish. Fresh, clean vibrant wine.
Not produced in 2014, this wine is unique in our range being exposed to the influence of oak. Our Ortega grapes ripen early and after whole bunch pressing we ferment them in second hand French oak barrels in order to impart a hint of oak. We then stir the lees for several weeks in order to develop a richer, fuller wine style. The Ortega is then blended with 15% Chardonnay, resulting in a complex, rounded and expressive wine.