Dungannon 2019 presents aromas of black raspberry, mocha, and slate. The savory palate is balanced by ripe red fruit, refined tannins and a long mineral-driven finish.
17 acres on estate, 1800 vines/acres. Training: double guyout, cane pruning.
Hand harvested, destemmed and sorted, free run juice fermented
in stainless steel tanks with pump overs,
30 days maceration, aged in French
oak for 21 months. 318 cases produced.
69% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with roast eggplant or pork ragu
The 2019 vintage had higher than normal winter temperatures resulting in bud failure, excessive shatter (when the seeds are not fertilized), and isolated bunch rot at harvest. Although yields were low, about 20% less than usual, quality of harvested fruit was outstanding. Annual trends toward greater depth and complexity continued, consistent with the increasing age of the vines and ecological farming practices.