Light pale straw in colour. Displays of intense aromatics of tropical fruits with tones of guava and asparagus with a sprinkling of melon and spiced herbs. The palate is clean and crisp; with a textural pithiness dancing on the tongue.
Although this wine is best consumed while young and fresh, further complexity will
develop over the next 3-5 years.
Tasting notes (PDF download)
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
The 2018 was as close to perfect as we have ever seen in Western Australia. Good winter rains and mild early Spring weather allowed the vines to establish healthy canopies and well balanced fruit loads. The mild/sunny weather continued with little in the way of extremes allowing for minimal disease pressure and even ripening and flavour development. A near perfect Autumn enabled picking to occur at optimum flavour and sugar development. We are expecting great things from this vintage.
Fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to prevent oxidation and retain flavour. Only the free run fraction (550L/T) was used for this wine and fermented at 12-14°C. A small portion was fermented in small stainless vessels (300L) and barrel fermented (~10%) to add mouthfeel and texture.
T/A: 6.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 1.4 g/L
Date picked: 7th March (SAB)
T/A: 8.4 g/L
Date picked: 9th March (SAB)
T/A: 9.5 g/L
Date picked: 12th March (SEM)
T/A: 6.9 g/L