A record amount of winter rainfall meant all growers had a lot of pressure on them through the growing season to manage their vineyards closely, however the rainfall provided for healthy crops and canopies. Where the rain continued in disastrous amounts throughout most of the country, a high system sat idle over the Hunter Valley, providing ideal growing conditions from Christmas through to March.
10+ years in optimal conditions
Deep red with hints of a purple hue.
Red cherries and mulberry fruits with mocha and savoury spice.
Intense mulberry and blackberry fruit core with complex savoury spice. A hint of integrated oak with soft and silky tannins.