The grapes were selectively picked in late September and early October. The grapes for this wine came from four separate vineyards that were picked and fermented separately. During fermentation the grape cap was pumped over several times a day to increase the depth of color and levels of extraction othe wine in the gentlest way possible. Before completing fermentation the wine was pressed out, and the free run wine was separated and used to make this wine. Malolactic fermentation was then encouraged and when completed the wine was racked intoFrench oak barrels for 12 months. Once the aging was complete, each parcel was individually tasted and the final blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc was made. The blended wine was allowed to mature for a further 2 months in oak.
Alma is a dark full-bodied lively wine showing generous aromas of cherries, plums and sweet dark fruits with a buttery palate offering essences of vanilla, cloves and green tea.