The 2017 growing season was characterised by a cool spring and warm summer. Two and three cane vertical shoot positioned (VSP) vines were carefully managed to deliver balanced yields with intensity of flavours. The fruit was assessed daily during the ripening period to identify the optimum sugar/acid balance and desired flavour characteristics for harvest. A single, carefully selected parcel was harvested early April; the fruit immediately pressed to limit skin contact and fermented in cool stainless steel to retain desired fresh fruit flavours. After a period sitting on lees, the finished wine was bottled in August 2017.
Colour - Bright, very pale straw
Bouquet - Fragrant passionfruit, tropical fruit aromas with notes of gooseberries and fresh herb
Palate - Dry; lively and bright flavours of gooseberries and passionfruit, fresh herbs, lifted white florals and hints of citrus
Alcohol 12.5% Residual Sugar 2.2 g/l