Pale straw with lime green hues. Lifted and fragrant aromas of citrus florals, frangipani, finger lime and kaffir lime leaf, with hints of bath salts and green peppercorn. Excellent flavour intensity showing concentrated citrus flavours of lime juice and Meyer lemon, supported by minerality and crispness for an incredibly long and dry finish.
Vintage 2019 shaped up to be a challenging one, with below-average yields, however the quality was very high, with beautiful expressions of varietal character and generally good balance and structure. The hand-picked fruit that arrived at the winery in the cool of the morning was clean, with good concentrated flavours. A dry winter, spring and summer with warmer than average temperatures in January and February lead to the advancement of maturity of all grape varieties in the Eden Valley and an early onset of vintage. The later-ripening varieties, riesling and cabernet were standouts, however most varieties were of a very high standard, including shiraz despite miniscule yields.
"So much presence, fresh and masterful, carrying citrus yuzu fruit, notes of grapefruit and lime at the core with delicate feijoa florals and amazing vibrancy. Saturday lunch on the patio!"