This wine is bright golden straw in colour. Lifted tropical and marmalade aromas leap from the glass. These characters flow onto the palate with a rich and luscious mouthfeel. Balanced acidity finishes up this wine which gives it length and liveliness.
Only during special vintages is the noble rot encouraged to form which dehydrates the fruit and concentrates the flavours while imparting its own unique characteristics.
|Notes From The Winemaker:||A drier than normal winter in 2016 meant budburst happened 2 weeks earlier than usual. Normally this puts us at slight risk to frost but some spring rainfall helped the frost stay away and ensured healthy growth in the vines. While it was a dry growing season, maximum temperatures were still moderate and the harvest dates for all varieties ended up falling back to their expected times, not earlier as experienced in other grape-growing regions. The Hilltops region is blessed with mostly drier and warmer days with some cooling relief at night due to its continental position. This fruit was harvested in the coolness of the early morning before undergoing a long cool ferment in stainless steel tanks. Some wine was matured in barrel to gain complexity before the wine was filtered and bottled.|
|Fruit Source:||100% Hilltops, NSW|
|Peak Drinking:||2018 – 2028|
|Wine Analysis:||Alcohol = 9.5%, pH = 3.52, TA = 9.5g/L, Residual Sugar = 212 g/L|