Pale straw with green tinges.
Aromas of nectarine, sweet citrus and crushed almond.
The palate combines beautifully with the fine acid line and savoury generosity of the wine. Notes of nougat, lemon curd and nectarine are carried by the subtle grainy texture to create a wine that is both elegant and moreish.
Abundant winter rainfall leading into the 18 vintage filled dams and promoted vine canopy growth. A cool spring resulted in slower maturity but promoted fruit flavours in both whites and reds. Occasional rainfall during the harvest period provided some challenges. However, a dedicated viticultural team helped procure clean fruit despite disease pressure. Reds benefited greatly from a warm and dry Autumn and have resulted in some of our ripest reds for some years.
The fruit was hand-picked, and whole bunch pressed straight to French barriques, 30% new, for wild fermentation. Occasional lees stirring was performed to build texture with primary development in oak for nine months.