Eden Valley – 2000
The 2000 vintage was small and early. Another drought winter, frost at the end of October, poor flower development in spring and the unseasonal cool temperatures in late October/early November led to low yields. This was compounded by searing summer temperatures and a large amount of rain at the end of February – 100mm of rain over 24 hours courtesy of a tropical cyclone up north – which caused splitting of fruit, mould infections and subsequent shrivel and raisining. Overall, the whites were delicate with good flavour intensity with the reds being of good quality.