The Reserve selection begins in the vineyard, invariably anchored on the low yielding Amphitheatre A Block - the steep north facing slope planted below the winery in 1985.
Sourced from handpicked fruit from the Coldstream Hills Estate Blocks, the fruit was fermented traditionally in small three tonne open fermenters. Whole bunches were used in the fermenters to add further complexity and structure.
A higher percentage of new French oak, longer time in barrel and selecting the best grapes places the emphasis on structure. The wine, whilst approachable at a relatively young age, has the ability to mature for at least ten years.