Appearance Pale straw in colour.
Bouquet Lifted nose of pineapple with soft biscuit oak characters adding complexity.
Palate A medium bodied wine showing tropical fruit flavours, finishing with a savoury defined texture.
Vintage Conditions 2011 was a very difficult vintage with some of the largest rainfalls recorded in a growing season. However, the summer ripening period was cooler because of this rainfall. This led to long ripening periods and great flavour and acid balance, rarely seen in the Riverina region.
Winemaking Fruit classification was based on those vineyards showing flavour expression characteristics of high quality. Healthy berries profiling melon and pineapple were ideal for this wine style. All fruit is harvested in the cool of the night with some parcels being handled oxidatively to express riper and cleaner flavours. Warm fermentation and extended lees contact are employed to produce a wine full of flavour and structure.
Alc/Vol: 12.6% pH: 3.28 TA: 6.7g/L
Cellaring This wine will develop in the bottle over the next three to five years.
Suggested Cuisine Gorgonzola gnocchi.
General Characteristics Dry Medium Bodied