Coming from a single block we hand-picked just under 1 tonne of exceptional fruit, which was destemmed and fermented as whole berries. Matured in old French barriques to allow the fruit to sing. Named “L’Optimiste” for the optimistic outlook for the variety on
our Lenswood estate.
A concentrated and intriguing wine that sits rich and abundant in the mouth, yet displays
bright flavours of fresh blackberry, mulberry and raspberry. Classy, fine-grained tannins from whole berry vinification round out the lush back-palate with style.