Vintage Notes: Less rain in winter, a very windy October, and patchy early season weather meant slow vine growth initially. Some frost fighting was required, (some events as late as December) however no damage was sustained. The weather warmed considerably to above average temperatures mid-season, enabling healthy vine growth, and a favourably short flowering. Central Otago had fantastic summer weather and very warm nights at times, so the season quickly caught up to normal timing and maturity progressed well. Cooler periods in February did not change the overall flow of the season and we proceeded to pick in mild weather at the usual timing in March/ April, with winter setting in shortly afterwards.
Winemakers Tasting Notes: Enticing savoury aromatics of freshly rubbed thyme, dark berry fruits, rosehip, autumnal earth, truffle and black tea. Dark toned and dense, this wine has vibrancy, suppleness and power. The textural tannins yield to a lingering and powerful finish. An exciting youthful wine which is still unfolding, and also promising very good cellaring potential.