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. This popular wine is always our first release, as we want to preserve its fresh style.
The 2015 vintage is regarded as a classic Hunter Valley vintage, with ideal warm growing conditions leading up to vintage followed by a burst of wet weather in late February. Good vineyard management and winemaking has resulted in some of the best wines we’ve made.
72% Swan Hill , 28% Hunter Valley
Displays luscious, ripe red fruits and lifted floral notes.
Palate Delicate, fresh strawberry fruits with a hint of spritz & crunchy acid. Vintage