The grapes for this wine were taken from our Cockfighter’s Ghost vineyard in Broke, Hunter Valley. The fruit was harvested and immediately whole bunch pressed followed by cold settling. A portion was fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to retain freshness and varietal character. The other portion was fermented in new, one and two year old French oak barriques and remained in oak for 8 months before being blended with the unoaked parcel.
The 2014 vintage is already regarded as one of the Hunter Valley’s great vintages. With ideal warm and very dry summer conditions, we had the luxury of determining exact picking times which allowed tannin and flavour profiles to fully mature. The 2014 white and red wines will be highly sought after gems, enjoy!
Enjoy now or up to 5 years.
Pale straw with green hues.
Lifted aromas of honeydew melon and stone fruit with a hint of citrus.
The palate has fresh fruit flavours of white peach and honeydew melon and a long line of citrus acidity to balance. Time in oak and lees contact give this wine complexity and a creamy mouth feel whilst still finishing crisp.