On the nose honeydew melon, lime zest and fresh cut grass notes are balanced by tropical aromas of lychee and guava.
Cask and barrel fermentation followed by maturation on fine lees provide texture and creaminess to this wine and a light flinty complexity. The palate abounds with generous loquat fruit and passionfruit, whilst the fresh, natural acidity of the vintage makes for a bright and mineral finish. A full flavoured, balanced and complex interpretation of a Margaret River stalwart.
The season started out with a cooler, wet spring which resulted in a lower fruit set for some varieties such as Chardonnay. We experienced above average rainfalls in early spring, meaning extra effort was required in our organically grown vineyards to mitigate disease pressure. Spring rolled into summer with long warm and dry days, however a couple of rain events in February and March required extra effort from our committed vineyard team in terms of canopy management and fruit selection at harvest. All white varieties show fragrance and vineyard characters with perfume and aromatic lift combined with elegant textures and fine acid lines.
Bottled early to retain freshness and aromatic lift.
The fruit was picked in the cool hours of the night, whole berry pressed and transferred to a combination of stainless steel tanks and large wood casks for extra texture and aromatic complexity. After fermentation the wine was left on fine lees until Spring.