A record wet start to Winter and Spring gave soil moisture a good head start to the warming season. The increased cloud cover kept us below average in the solar radiation stakes, which made for a long ripening period, perfect for retaining natural acidity. The Summer was dry and warm to keep the fruit fruity and the diseases at bay. The long and delayed ripening resulted in a harvest starting mid February.
Very pale straw with a green tinge appearance. Tight, fresh pear with stone fruit balanced with a subtle, hint of cashewy oak. This wine displays early picked peach and melon notes carried on a weighty palate, culminating in a fresh & crisp finish with the most interesting of oak nuances.
Fruit classification was based on those vineyards showing flavour expression characteristic of Sacred Hill quality. Healthy balanced vineyards profiling fresh stone fruits and a natural acidity were chosen for this wine style.
Alc/Vol: 12.35%, PH: 3, TA: 5.9 g/L