Barossa Valley – 2021

Average winter rainfall was followed by minor frost events in late September and spring rains in early October.  Budburst was even with good fruitfulness although heat bursts in late November affected fruit set. Strong winds in early December 2020 caused some damage to the canopies but the fruit remained disease free. January was mild and dry with a short heat wave late January at veraison, followed by rainfall in early February. The lead up to vintage and conditions during ripening remained cool, cloudy and dry, with the fruit showing balanced acidity, excellent colour and flavour development.