A delicious medium bodied red wine with lovely aromatics. Featuring a hints of smokey, savoury spice herbs behind ripe cherry. This wine is lush and soft.
A vintage to forget for so many reasons. Heat, drought, smoke, very small harvest and a pandemic thanks to Covid-19 challenged my resolve. To start the drama, summer kicked in early with a very warm and dry October & November and only one relieving bit of rain late in December. The vines struggled from the beginning with only a small canopy and a tiny 0.5 of a tonne crop – 30% of our normal crop.
A smoke haze threatened to ruin everything but thankfully it was not thick enough to leave a taint. As we got into February thankfully the weather cooled, and the ripening slowed helping to shape a better vintage than it started out to be. Covid-19 nearly ruined the party, but we managed to harvest the whole crop in a quarter of the time with some excellent results, albeit much smaller than normal.