We say it every year, this has to be one of the most beautiful vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. It's close-planted and has been unirrigated for over 20 years. Low rainfall and cool ripening has resulted in a savoury wine with power and perfume
Vineyards: Little Creek, Norton Summit
Vine age: 31 - 34 years
Clones: MV6, D5V12, 777, Martini
Aspects: North-east and south-west facing.
Soils: Quartz rubble over siltstone, sandstone and clay.
Farming: organic (not certified)
Vinification: A combination of 100%whole cluster and 50% whole cluster open top fermentation, eight months in French oak barriques, 35% new. Bottled under Diam cork, sealed with wax.
TA: 5.2 g/L
Production: 190 dozen