Circle of Life, Red Blend ORGANIC
A perfect blend. Combining equal measures of four grapes; the spiciness of Syrah, deep perfume from Petit Verdot, plummy juiciness from Merlot, all rounded off with currant fruit and herbaceous notes from Cabernet. The palate begins fresh and fruity, evolving into riper flavours and herbaceous notes, with elegant tannins and a fine, bright finish. Some whole bunch inclusion brings a brightness that works to lift the wine. Moreish acidity and food-friendly tannic structure make this wine an epicure’s delight.
The Producer; Circle of Life Red is neither defined by grape varietals, nor indeed a specific block within the vineyard, but instead encapsulates the myriad soils, aspects, altitudes and grape varieties found on this windswept, biodynamic farm. Grapes are hand-harvested and brought to the cellar by horses for hand-sorting. Bordeaux varietals are de-stemmed, whilst Rhone varietals are not de-stemmed. Fermentation takes place spontaneously with wild yeast in large, open-top wooden fermenters with foot-pressing or manual punch-downs, ageing for 20 months in the same vessels. The components are then blended and the wine ages further in large wooden foudre. No fining, just a light filtration. No additions other than sulphur. Vegan friendly, biodynamic wine.