Circle of Life, Red Blend ORGANIC
A harmoniously integrated blend with great length. Equal measures of four grapes; the spiciness of the Syrah, the fresh fruits of the Petit Verdot, the juiciness from the Merlot, finishing with currant fruit and herbaceous notes from Cabernet. The beginning is fresh and fruity with moreish acidity, evolving into riper flavours and herbaceous notes, with elegant tannins and a fine, bright finish.
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.