The Brampton Roxton is a blend of two classic Bordeaux grapes. The Petit Verdot contributes to the muscular structure of the wine while the Shiraz adds a distinctive flavour and spice to the mid-palate. The Malbec adds bright berry fruit. This wine displays delicious dark black cherries with dark chocolate and spice on the mid-palate and a lingering finish.
The grapes were hand-harvested and bunch selection took place in the vineyards. On arrival at the cellar bunches were destemmed and machine-sorted. It is then cold soaked for 48 hours. Fermentation took place, with frequent but gentle pump-overs ensuring fine tannin extraction. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Barrel maturation took place in first, second and older 300-litre barrels for 18-months before final blending and bolting.
Food match, with robust red meat dishes, such as steak (served with chunky chips and a horseradish cream). For example venison, roast leg of wild boar or even a pulled pork burger.