2010 Maestoso 375ml
We celebrate the fact that we make wine in a region where vintage variations play an important role. Atypical growing seasons are a nightmare for commercial wineries interested in making consistent but boring wines. For us, however, it defines our interest in wine. We look forward to seeing what mother nature gives us to work with each year. It is the effects of each vintage on the finished wine that urges us to start verticals of our favorite wines then follow their evolution and discuss their merits at tastings with friends.
This is our flagship wine; the jewel in the crown.
In our continuing efforts to ensure that this already breathtaking and astoundingly rich wine is as complete and hedonistic as possible, we blended in a small amount of Merlot from our Feuille d’Or vineyard in the Golden Mile. Maestoso is always opaque in color and 2010 is no different. There is a pronounced nose of blue fruit, smoked meat, and café mocha. Huge mouth-coating, creamy, ripe tannins leads through to an astonishing finish lasting well over a minute.
Maestoso demands the best cut of meat available. A simple preparation will let the wine speak to you and show you all that it has to offer.
This wine is 100% Merlot aged in a blend of 85% large neutral oak barrels, 10% in new French oak, and 5% in 2nd fill French oak barrels. Medium ruby colour. Licorice on the nose with dark fruit and vanilla too. Very tasty, full bodied, round and dry. Very mouth filling. Lots of really ripe purple fruit, plum, cherries, some bitter blackberry leaf, long length with cinnamon spice on the finish. An excellent wine.