Can you capture a time and place and trap it in a bottle? Every harvest, we try. The elements needed to craft a Dicey wine are the vineyard plus heat, rain, wind. The precise amounts of each vary from year to year. The grapes endure the fury of nature and then we harvest them by hand.
2019 was a year of contrasts: frost, snow, rain, drought and wind storms. We were lucky. There was good weather during December when the vines were flowering, and a long, cool ripening period (but with frosts to keep us on our toes). It opens with youthful, gently aromatic layers of dark cherry, wet earth, dried herbs and spice. More red fruits and baked earth emerge on the palate which is savoury and muscular before a long and strong finish. It is a big and rich style with plenty of potential.
Nose — Dark berry. Savoury. Graphite.
Palate — Juicy. Powerful. Layered