The wine shows malt, fresh toast and struck match complexity from wild barrel fermentation.
The palate is seamless, refreshing and tight with ever-lingering flavour that is a highlight of the excellent 2018 Margaret River vintage.
The 2018 vintage in Margaret River was extraordinarily good and one that winemakers always hope for. The season commenced with the winter and the first month of spring all being wet (all over the long-term rainfall average). This set up vine health very well especially as it was coupled with ideal temperatures from September to December inclusive (budburst onwards) – no cold periods and even maximums devoid of heat spikes.
At perfect ripeness, the fruit was hand-picked in the early hours of the morning. The gently pressed juice was stirred every six weeks with 100% wild yeast on full solids before ten months on yeast lees in tank. No malolactic fermentation occurred.
The wine was the aged in a combination of 90% one-year-old and 10% new oak barrels. Bottled in January 2018 before being left for maturation in bottle for a year.
Light straw with a vibrant green rim. Incredible youthful condition for its vintage.
Fried lemon and almond coated King George Whiting with crab salad.