King Valley and Yarra Valley
Medium straw colour with green edges.
Hints of gooseberry, slightly grassy and funky, with some creaminess.
Fresh tropical fruit, gooseberry and grassy flavours with soft acidity.
The 2010-2011 growing season was a classic cool growing season in both regions, 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 in both the Yarra Valley and King Valley from our estate vineyards. The grapes are machine harvested in the cool of night, crushed, pressed and settled for three to four days. The juice is then racked and fermented in a combination of tank and cask and the lees are stirred regularly until spring-time for complexity and flavour.
Alc/Vol: 11.5% pH: 3.27 TA: 6.5g/L
Drink now or over the next two or three years if stored in a good cellar.
Sunshine, antipasto and some good mates.
Dry Light Bodied