Golden Mile Bench (100%)
A blend of Merlot (53%), Malbec (25%) Cabernet Franc (16%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (6%) from Arise Bench.
Made from 9 different micro-block lots and bled off of Culmina's Hypothesis and Single-Varietal red must fermenters following 2 to 6 hours of skin contact, Saignée is fermented and matured in small stainless steel tanks and casks.
Delicate aromas of honeyed peach, red plum, and fresh rhubarb serve as a subtle contrast to earth and chalk notes. Bright red fruit and kumquat citrus flavours bring energy and elegance to the rich, mouth-filling palate. The long, vibrant, and textural finish lingers with pleasing garrigue, showcasing Saignée's refined and elegant nature.
Hand carved Jamón Ibérico de Bellota with thickly sliced Farmersdotter bread; or grilled pork loin with toasted Marcona almond and Gladstone peach coulis; sheep's milk cheeses such as Ossau Iraty or Mancheho.