Production: 280 dozen.
Colour: Pale straw with green hue.
Bouquet: Lifted aromas of honeydew melon and paw paw alongside intriguing undertones of seabreeze and nori.
Palate: Very citrus dominant on the palate with mandarines and blood oranges. A delicate acidity gives freshness and length to finish dry.
Winemakers Note: This Chenin Blanc is made as a tank fermented, dry style. CRISP DRY FRESH sums up this beautifully balanced wine. Ideal with seafood, spicy Asian dishes or on its own with sunshine and good company. May be cellared to develop more complexity.
Harvest: The grapes were picked on March 11th 2021
Technical Data: Alc. 11.8% pH 3.27 TA 7 g/L RS 3.3g/L
Vinification: The grapes were picked in the cool of the early morning to retain the delicate flavour profile. Pressed immediately with free run and pressings juice kept separate. The juice was settled before being inoculated with an aromatic yeast, 20% was barrel fermented.
Viticulture: The vineyard is grown naturally using organic biological principals. No use of herbacides and creating biodiversity through multi specie cover crops. Canopy management is vital, hedging, leaf plucking and fruit thinning are used to control exposure to sunlight, increase airflow and further our effort to deliver perfectly ripe, balanced grapes to the winery.
Vintage 2021: After a very dry 2020 winter bud break was early for all varieties. Spring was wetter than average so protection from disease was critical with timely applications of organic sprays when the weather permitted all the way to December. Finally the sun came out at the right time to accelerate ripening of the lower than normal crop load. This was a blessing as harvest approached significant rain events occurred. Hard work in the vineyard opening the canopy for air flow and small crops got all varieties to optimum ripeness with pristine fruit. Marri Blossom was late and netting was required to stop bird damage.