Production: 92 dozen /375ml bottles
Colour: Golden straw.
Nose: A beautiful combination of green apple, lime brûlée, juicy apricot, fresh pineapple, marzipan and cumquat.
Palate: The palate is lusciously sweet with an array of orange, mandarin, green apple and lime tart, balanced with a crisp acidity.
Viticulture: The vineyard is gown naturally using organic principles. Employing seaweed and fish emulsion foliar fertilisers plus elemental sulphur and copper sprays for disease prevention. Nothing is wasted, grape must is composted, mulched and mixed with manures then returned to the vineyard floor. Cover crops of clover, peas and rye grass are grown between the vines which provide nitrogen and green mulch. Canopy management is vital, hedging and leaf placing are used to control exposure to sunlight and further our effort to deliver perfectly ripe, balanced grapes to the winery.
Harvest: At optimum flavour ripeness the cane is cut at the base of the shoot, allowing the bunches to dry out. This concentrates the sugars and flavours in the berries resulting in a luscious dessert wine. The canes were cut on March 25th and grapes were handpicked four weeks later on April 30th.
Vinification: The grapes were pressed in a pneumatic press, fermented in a stainless tank and matured for five months in old French oak, then bottled in December 2019. Enjoy now or cellar 5 to 8 years if you have the resolve.
Technical Data: Alc. 10.2% Residual Sugar 142 g/L
Vintage: 2019 wan an unseasonably cool growing season. Great for elongating the ripening period of white wines. Flavour development was optimal without over accumulation of sugars. 2019 shows fine elegant styled white wines. There was no Marri flowers so netting of vines was necessary.
Vintage Rating – 9/10