1st of October 2018
12 months in neutral French oak
A juicy fruit basket of cherry, strawberry and raspberry with herbal notes of bell pepper and basil. A pleasant light mouthfeel with notes of fennel seed on the finish.
This half acre vineyard was originally planted in 1993 to Sangiovese. We named the vineyard after MacLaren's battle cry "Creag an Tuirc", which translates from Gaelic as the Boars Rock. The Boars Rock is a stony crag high above the village of Balquhidder and served as the clan's gathering place.
Handpicked on the morning of October 1st, the fruit was destemmed and fermented on it's native yeast. The wine was on skins for 11 days after which it was pressed off to two barrels and aged for 12 months. The wine was bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Food Pairing Notes
Red sauce pastas and pizza.