Pale green-gold in colour. Fragrant, floral aromas of citrus blossom, lemon zest and lime leaf with hints of almond blossom and stone-fruit. Vibrant citrus and delicate passionfruit husk and white peach flavours are supported by a beautiful line of minerality and textural acidity for an elegant and lush 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 20-50 due to ‘hen and chicken’ (berries of different sizes) from the cold, wet period during flowering, however quality was exceedingly good in both white and red varieties as a result of better ripening conditions.
“The aromas are sherbety and spicy, with some charm and interest, while the palate is delicate and restrained, fresh and new-tasting … The acidity is nicely charged and the wine is lively and has some persistence. Good wine.”
“Delicious wine, straight up. Effortless, quite delicate, mooches across the palate with clatter of pumice like mineral pucker and lightly juicy lime-on-apple flavours. While soft, it still has cut, a little edge, some zing. Perfume is floral and very pretty. Does so much, so well.”