It’s a “perfect storm” of geological events that has created soils that both nurture and deprive the vines here. Not killing them with kindness but creating a situation where grapes thrive. It’s no easy process though. Ben Cowley and his team use this land to it’s greatest advantage. They work it and stay true to it. They let the vines soak up the authenticity and history of this soil. It’s a very shallow layer that these vines cling to. That’s all the land will allow them – a small purchase. But what those vines do with it can only be described as magic. From this ancient and harsh landscape come wines that are unique, complex and elegant with an authenticity of place. This soil is special but by working hand-in-hand we strive to produce wines that are as impressive and as arresting as the land it grows it on.