Medium straw colour with green edges.
Hints of white peach and grapefruit, with a slight nuttiness.
Brioche-like fruit with nuance of hazelnut. Soft, creamy flavours with balanced acidity and texture.
The 2010-2011 growing season was a classic cool Yarra growing season, quite similar to 2002 and 2005. The rain caused some early issues but diligent viticulture and some kind weather in the end has produced one of the best vintages in 10 years.
Fruit for this blend is grown mainly in the Dixons Creek, Tarrawarra and Yarra Glen sections with a small amount of upper Yarra fruit. The grapes are machine harvested in the cool of night, crushed and pressed to extract some good phenolics for texture and minerality. The juice is fermented in a combination of cask and tank and the lees are stirred regularly until spring for complexity and creaminess.
Alc/Vol: 12.5% pH: 3.25 TA: 6.5g/L
Drink now or over the next two or three years if stored in a good cellar.
Fried or grilled whiting fillets.
Dry Medium Bodied