A classic example of what this variety can achieve in a warm maritime climate.
Made in an unwooded style to retain and enhance varietal fruit freshness. Staggered harvesting of fruit from a combination of estate sites and trellising systems allows expression of a spectrum of aromas and flavours from sweet grassiness to punchy ripe citrus in the finished wine. This complexity also provides exceptional structure and palate weight with considerable ageing potential.
Cellaring for five or more years is rewarded with rich complex nut, straw and toast characters in harmony with ripe lemon and sweet grassy nuances while still retaining a pleasantly surprising level of freshness, vibrancy and length.
Awards and Accolades
92 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Sees no oak, but complexity is sought through staggered harvesting incorporating a combination of sites and trellising systems. Pure varietal aromas of citrus, lemongrass and freshly cut dry (not green) grass. Reasonably generous alcohol at 13.5% adds to the mouthfeel, with the flavours slightly reserved, but showing the promise of things to come. Terrific length." From the Winery
Due to a colder than normal Spring, fruit set was adversely affected. Bunch numbers were in line with the previous vintage however bunch weights were well down. No heatwaves were experienced during the ripening period and warm sunshine and cool nights prevailed for the most part. This, coupled with smaller crops resulted in intensely flavoured and attractive wines. 50ml of rainfall after the white harvest in early March delayed the picking of the red grapes. This freshened up the red grapes and no deleterious effects were noticed in quality. Most red grapes were harvested before Easter and were in excellent condition.
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WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Margaret River, WA
Winemaker: Catherine Edwards
Drink now until: 2021
Alc/Vol: 13.8 %
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