Fourthly vinification, maturation and bottling, a non-negotiable set of procedures and benchmarks defines the integrity of our wines. The High Road Practices guide us and keep us on the high ground of principled winemaking and business ethics.
Grapes are carefully harvested in small lug boxes so as to avoid premature crushing and spontaneous fermentation. On arrival at the cellar, the grapes are chilled overnight and the following day the bunches and berries are hand-sorted. Only those in prime condition are crushed. Fermentation follows – a lengthy and carefully monitored process. The next step is maturation where constant temperature is maintained.