The No11 is pale straw colour with a green edge. It is bright and alluring on the nose, with hints of citrus, cashew and subtle oak. The palate is powerful yet elegant. It has fresh stone fruits with a distinct citrus line. Savoury layers of toasty oak and cashew nuts give the wine depth and complexity.
The Grapes were selected in the vineyard from Blocks 6, 12 and 11. They were hand-picked in the cool of the morning and pressed as whole bunches. Once the juice kicked i.e. started to ferment with natural yeast, it was transferred to a selection of old and new French barriques (25% new oak). Following fermentation the wines were stirred (battonage) regularly to enhance complexity and mouthfeel. The wine was left unsulfured over the cooler months and went through malolactic fermentation in the spring. The No11 blend is made from a careful selection of barrels from our top batches.