A blend of all our estate vineyards plus the Wilsmore vineyard in Piccadilly, the 2022 release is more structured and brooding than previous vintages owing to the late and cool harvest. Do not get us wrong, its still Adelaide Hills and is all about drinkability and the dance of the tannin across your pallet...perfect for pairing with nearly anything on the lunch and dinner table.
Vineyards: Monomeith (10%), Little Creek (30%), Piccadilly (30%) & Scary Gully (30%)
Vine age: 22-36 years
Clones: MV6, D5V12, Pommard, 114, 115, 777 & Martini
Aspects: East-west (Monomeith), north-south (Little Creek), South (Piccadilly), south-east & south-west (Scary Gully)
Soils: Light loamy clay over sandstone with extensive schist & quartz rubble.
Vinification: 20% whole cluster open top fermentation for three weeks, but the blend includes some shorter macerated 100%-whole-bunch fermentation barrels. Eight months in French oak barriques and puncheons, 10% new.
TA: 5.1 g/L
Production: 633 dozen