Nose: Lifted, floral, gooseberry, tropical, citrus, talc Palate: Vibrant, fresh, lemon basil, oak texture, clean finish Food match: Fresh goats cheese, light crustacean dishes Oak: 10% of Semillon, 2 months in new French oak Colour: Pale straw green
A close-to-perfect growing season. Apart from a small stormin late October, spring was warm and dry, providing excellent conditions for flowering. One of the hottest Decembers on record sped fruit development along but was followed by a slightly milder January, perfect for ripening. No bird pressure made for a straight forward harvest with fruit in pristine condition.