Pale gold with green hues. A floral bouquet of citrus blossom, sweet pea, flowering thyme and dried herbs lead to aromas of passionfruit, white currant, gooseberry and grapefruit zest. Concentrated flavours of tropical fruits, white currant and zesty citrus are complemented by savoury minerality and fine acidity for a long, crisp finish.
Vintage 2019 provided generally good growing conditions for the Adelaide Hills, with three notable events: the coldest September on record, the wettest November since 2005 and a mini heat wave on the cusp of January/February that the Adelaide Hills rode out extremely well due to good canopy cover. A rapid progression in berry maturation was kickstarted by the Harvest Moon falling right on the spring Equinox, with all varieties ripening at the same time. Hand-harvesting was done in three weeks, bookended by the early sparkling and late red varieties. Yields were down by 20-30% due to ‘hen and chicken’, berries of different sizes due to the cold wet flowering period, however quality was exceedingly good in both white and red varieties as a result of great ripening conditions.
“Pale straw colour - just bottled look. Minerals and honeysuckle rather than overt fruit. Plenty of energy on the palate; lemon zest with a flinty, mineral glide. Clean and crisp. Built for warm weather.”