The “2012 The August” shows incredible lifted pure fruit, with
savoury and spicy nuance. The wine continues to evolve in the
glass. Its palate is succulent, well-balanced with wonderful fruit
flavour and a focused, firm texture. Pure flavour overlaid with ‘hot
rock’ minerality on the palate adds to its power and length.
2012 was a warm vintage with sugars accumulating rapidly so
harvest dates spanned only 7 days but several separate picks in each
vineyard provided a range of flavour profiles. The fruit was hand
harvested and the whole bunches pressed with minimal maceration
to optimize quality.