Nose: Honeysuckle, quince, red apple, lavender, musk Palate: Dried apricot, quince skin, minerality, gentle grip Food match: Mild spicy dishes Oak: 20% in old French oak puncheons Colour: Pale green straw Organic Status: Certified Organic
Despite a cool start to spring, flowering and fruit set were even across all varieties. November heralded the beginning of a glorious run of weather. Days were warm but never hot, and temperatures dropped nicely into the evenings, allowing gradual ripening and acid retention in the grapes. Harvest commenced a week later than ‘normal’ under clear blue skies and finished in mid-April.