Cabernet sauvignon grapes were pressed into stainless steel tanks and cold settled. The clear juice was raked and allowed to ferment naturally to build complexity and texture. Post fermentation the wine was blended with Sauvignon blanc Semillon to add citrus and tropical flavours to the finished wine. The blended wine was fined milk and filtered before bottling.
2016 was a mild summer after a hot spring allowing early budburst and then veraison for all varieties. Rain in January slowed everything down and the cold nights gave good flavour intensity. Riesling and Chardonnay were the stand out varietals with great length of flavour.
Pinot Noir struggled with the cool rain events and ripening flavour development. Shiraz from the warmer Frankland region are showing promising character development.
The 2014 vintage had a wet winter followed by dry and warm conditions for summer which continued well into autumn. Due to the perfect slow ripening pattern both red and white grape varieties showed intense colour, aroma and concentrated flavours while achieving perfect tannin ripeness.
12.5 % v/v