The wine quality was set up by having a good wet season in 2017 which meant healthy vines. These very good winter rains set up conditions for initial canopy growth and the dry spring kept the vigour in check and early season disease at bay. Our summer and early autumn were unusually dry, in fact here was as little as 10mm of rain from 1st of January through to picking in the middle of March. Favourable summer ripening weather with daytime temperatures in the high twenties, with cool nights, led to fruit in great condition at picking. Early indications suggest the wines are very good from this vintage across the board.
At first purple fruit pastilles dominate the nose but then the scent of slightly dusty dried rose petals come to the fore with glimpses of ripe raspberry sweets. The palate is smooth and rounded with a combination of purple and red berry fruits and tinges of cinnamon. The finish is all mocha chocolate delivered by lingering tannins.
Total Acidity g/L 6.49
Alcohol % 14.0
Bottling Date July 2019
Noisemaker Charlie O’Brien
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