Growing Conditions

2016 was one of the most varied vintages in years for the Southern Regions in WA. An early budburst followed by a relatively hot dry Spring and mild Summer saw early flowering and fruit set, every indication was for one of the earliest and quickest vintages on record, in fact some Sparkling fruit was received in late January which is our earliest ever fruit intake.


The free run fraction (520L/T) and pressings were treated and fermented separately with the free run fermented at 12-14°C and the pressings slightly warmer.