The nose is loaded with tropical
and passion fruits, which follow through onto the palate.
sweetness balanced by focused acidity and freshness makes this a very moreish
grapes for this unwooded style are picked slightly riper than most in
order to eliminate green characters and maximize the flavours of the tropical
fruit spectrum and to give the wine greater palate weight and length.
growing season at Ashbrook was typified by warm sunny days and
in early Spring
reduced the volume of the early
varietals like Chardonnay
Once again disease
pressure was minimal
due to Ashbrook’s predominantly lyre trellis system. A
bumper and lengthy Marri blossom meant Silver-
eye bird damage was
for the earlier varietals however all nets were unrolled for the later
varietals as it unfortunately didn’t carry through. All said and done the white
varieties were harvested at optimum flavour ripeness. Yields were
back to our
the quality was impeccable.
wines will have lower alcohol levels due to the lack of any heat waves before or
so the result is wines with an elegance and fullness, magnificent.
A delicious wine to drink with or without food.