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Varieties

 Sauvignon Blanc 0.75 acres
 Chardonnay 2.50 acres
 Pinot Noir 2.25 acres
 Merlot 1.25 acres
 Cabernet Sauvignon 3.00 acres


Average Production

 1000 cases


Winemaking Methods

All fruit is hand picked.


White grapes are crushed & pressed, juice clarified & cold fermented in either French oak (Chardonnay) or stainless steel (Sauvignon Blanc). Chardonnay undergoes barrel stirring & malolactic fermentation for 6 months then stabilization, fining & sterile filteration prior to bottling. Sauvignon Blanc is tank fermented & stabilized, fined & sterile filtered prior to bottling within 6 months of harvest.


Red grapes are crushed and fermented on skins in small open vats for anything between one to four weeks to maximize colour extraction & integrate tannins. A variety of fermentation cap management techniques is used including treading, hand plunging & pumping over depending on the level of colour & tannin extraction required. Some wild yeast fermentations are allowed to add complexity. All reds are basket pressed with the pressings kept separate until blending at a later stage. Reds are matured on lees in barriques (between 20 & 60% new French oak is used) for 6 months then racked and matured for a further 6 to 18 months depending on variety before bottling. Pinot is egg white fined, Merlot & Cabernet are unfined and all reds are unfiltered.
 

Cellaring

 see our current drinking recommendations below

Sauvignon Blanc - Whilst the odd vintage of our Sauvignon Blanc has aged beautifully, on the majority of occasions it is best enjoyed within the first 12 months when its primary fruit characters are to the fore.   Chardonnay - It is fair to say the opposite of the Chardonnay which starts to come into its own after 12 months in the bottle and is regularly nearing its best with 3 years of bottle age. Some vintages have aged gracefully over 10 years however.
Pinot Noir - Lovegrove Pinot, being full-bodied with liberal amounts of anti-oxidant tannin (a preservative), generally is at its best with 5 years of bottle age & in some years such as 2003 and 2005, 10 years. Of course the brave can drink it now with the suitable matching food.   Merlot - Our Merlot ages in much the same way as Cabernet but it matures 2 to 3 years sooner. As it matures, not only does it's young tannin soften, it develops lovely perfumed cassis aromas & sweet small berry flavours.
Cabernet Sauvignon - Often tannic, dry & a bit austere when young, our Cabernet starts to open up & relax after about 5 years and is nearing its best in 7 to 10 years. The wine becomes more perfumed & more complex with curranty fruit, cedar, cassis, leather & cigar box (amongst other things) nuances.  

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