Light pale straw in colour. The wine displays tropical aromas of passionfruit and honeydew melon with subtle herbal top notes and sprinkles of lemon sherbet. All of these flavours surround an intense herbaceous core. The palate is clean, generously flavoured: an elegant balance of acidity and fruit intensity with a lip-smacking crisp finish. The flavour profile for this wine allows it to be enjoyed on its own or with a wide range of light aperitif or Asian dishes. Although this wine is best consumed while young and fresh, further complexity will develop over the next 3-5 years.
Tasting notes (PDF download)
The 2021 season posed some challenges with rain in early February followed by unseasonably cool temperatures delaying the start of the white harvest, although slowing everything down and allowing the flavour to develop was the benefit in the end.
The rain and cooler temperatures gave reds a much-needed drink, allowed colour to intensify and the following warmer finish allowed them to maximise flavour expression.
In the end, vintage 2021 started late, finished early and across the board quality very, very good!
Fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to prevent oxidation and retain flavour. The free run fraction (550L/T) and pressings were treated and fermented separately with the free run fermented at 12-14 degrees C and the pressings slightly warmer. All parcels were fined separately then blended according to taste.
Residual Sugar: 3.2g/L