Ripe yellow peach, hint of vanilla, light flinty notes
Soft, generous, fresh acid line, toasty complexity, balanced
Despite a cool start to spring, flowering and fruit set were even across all varieties. November heralded the beginning of a glorious run of weather. Days were warm but never hot, and temperatures dropped nicely into the evenings, allowing gradual ripening and acid retention in the grapes.
Estate grown vineyards make up this blend, predominantly from Gingin clone providing a backbone of grapefruit. Parcels of fruit were pressed and settled overnight prior to fermentation in concrete and French oak puncheons. Subsequent bâtonnage and maturation over six months added further complexity and texture. Parcels were blended before bottling in September 2023.
Cheeseboard, or summer seafood BBQ