Pale straw with lime green hues. Fragrant citrus blossom, passionfruit, guava and white currant with herbaceous notes of blackcurrant leaf, dried tarragon, and highlights of tropical fruits and gooseberry. A delicate, fine and pure palate with delicious flavours of white and black currants, guava and dried herbs; crisp acidity and wet pebble minerality lead to a long, clean finish with a hint of lemongrass.
The 2016 vintage began with below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm and dry spring, which enhanced flowering and set to provide average to above-average yield potential. Low disease pressure was maintained by one of the hottest Decembers on record, though temperatures cooled down in the New Year and rainfall around veraison in late January/early February brought relief to our early-ripening varieties in the Adelaide Hills, resulting in excellent conditions for natural acid retention and clean fruit. This was followed by further rainfall in early March, which eased the stress on the late-ripening varieties, allowing them to mature towards a predicted earlier harvest due to an early Easter. Open, light and airy vine canopies allowed for good flavour, sugar, colour and mature tannins to develop at harvest, which was overall characterised by average yields but very high quality.
Lots of grapefruit and peach skin aromas that follow through to a full-bodied, phenolic textured palate, and a flavorful finish.