Lemon citrus blossom, grapefruit, cashew and oak spice.
A core of intense stonefruit and spice, textural and long with gentle french oak toast.
Estate grown from the spectacular hillside vineyard in the Ferguson Valley of the Geographe wine region, fruit is sourced from Forrest block planted in 1998.
Soil is typically a deep layer of ironstone gravelly loam over red and yellow friable clay with slight easterly aspects at elevations of 220 to 250m above sea level.
70% of the wine was naturally fermented in pre-loved French oak barriques to build complexity through barrel fermentation, whilst the balance was fermented in tank, retaining freshness and bright fruit aromatics .Temperature in oak is allowed to peak at 22 degrees celsius, whilst tank fermentation is maintained at less than 15 degrees celsius
The season for the Geographe wine region was cool and dry. The five months until the end of January had yielded little rain, about 70mm less than the same period last year
The cooler weather also disrupted flowering and fruit set resulting in much smaller bunch sizes and high incidence of hen and chicken, especially in Chardonnay.
The January 2019 average temperature of 21.3 was two degrees Celsius lower than the 23.3 of 2016. Ideal weather for stunning white wines.