The grapes were harvested at the beginning of March, destemmed, crushed into the press where the juice and skins were held together for two hours for colour extraction. After pressing, the juice is cold settled in tank, racked and then fermented at cold temperatures to retain it’s aromatic characteristics. After fermenting 50% of it’s sugar content, corresponding to 6 –7%v/v alcohol, the ferment is stopped which retains natural sugars in the wine along with a slight spritz from ferment. The wine is then immediately filtered and sent for bottling.
The 2021 vintage is regarded as a classic Hunter Valley vintage, the vines were in healthy condition with plenty of foliage. A cooler and drier than average January after excellent December rainfall combined to deliver ideal ripening conditions, with grapes showing flavours of great freshness and intensity. Good vineyard management and winemaking has resulted in some of the best wines we’ve made, with the white wines in particular having great intensity of flavours.
Pale ruby pink.
Displays lifted aromas of ripe red cherries and strawberries with hints of floral notes.
Delicate flavours of fresh strawberry and raspberry fruits with a hint of spritz and crunchy acidity.