The vines are predominantly 198-19 clone with some 110 clone to provide depth of flavour. The rootstock is a mix of 101-14 and 3309, both low vigour rootstocks which limit crop and enhance flavour intensity. Vines were hand thinned to reduce the number of bunches, resulting in a very low crop load and producing an intensely flavoured wine.
Fruit was gently pressed to tank for cold settling. The clear juice was then racked to tank and inoculated with selected yeast strains. The ferment was cool for a fruit driven style of wine and was arrested when balance with acid and sugar was achieved. The wine spent 4 months on yeast lees before being racked and processed to bottle.
||2019 & 2020
Medium straw. Flavours: citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit. Petroleum, citrus blossoms. Taste: off dry, clean, accessible, good balance in sweetness and acidity’s. Honey suckle, citrus and tropical fruit. Medium long pleasant finish.