Production: 300 dozen
Colour: Straw Gold.
Aroma: Lifted tropical fruits with pineapple, pawpaw and freshly baked apple shortcake.
Palate: Generous styled Chenin overflowing with pawpaw, guava and fresh pineapple. Underlying white nectarine bringing freshness. Very luscious full bodied textural elements making it a great stand-alone wine or paired with food.
Harvest: The grapes were picked on February 27th
Vinification: The grapes were picked in the cool of the early morning to retain the delicate flavour profile. Destemended, crushed, pressed then fermented in a stainless steel tank and a portion “wild” barrel fermented in used oak. The wine was bottled in 14 August 2020 to ensure retention of the fresh fruit characteristics.
Winemakers Note: This Chenin Blanc is made in a dryer style. Serve chilled, great with fish, chicken and spicy Asian dishes or simply on its own. Enjoy now while young and fresh or may be cellared up to 4 years.
Technical Data: Alc. 14.5% pH 3.34 TA 6.9 g/L
Vintage: Margaret River enjoyed an early start to the season, with warmer than average spring temperatures evolving into the perfect summer growing conditions. Low disease pressure, timely flowering of native Marri trees to keep the birds at bay and little to no rain meant that growers could literally “take their pick” when they wanted.
Compared with the challenges of cooler weather and significant bird pressure in 2019, the 2020 vintage in Margaret River was a real treat for viticulturists. The only downside of note has been the lower than normal yields across all varieties, resulting in one of the smallest harvests in recent years. Yet here is another silver lining… the lower yields have resulted in exceptional fruit that is physiologically ripe and shows divine concentration of aromas and flavours.
Vintage Rating 9/10
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