|Soil||Clay loam over Ironstone Shales|
|Trellis System||Single wire|
|Age of Vines||15 – 116 years|
|Yield per Acre||1.5 ton|
|Total Production||2000 x 750ml bottles|
|Winemaking||Handpicked during the first cool light hours of the morning, 100% whole bunch basket pressed to seasoned puncheon French oak for natural fermentation with lees aging for 7 months prior to bottling.|
|Vineyard||Sangiovese vines from our original farmhouse located at Mt McKenzie at an altitude of 380 metres that lays upon a clay loam and shaley schist rock bed.
Trebbiano vines dating back to 1905 located on the deep white loamy sands of Koonunga Dunes.
|Vintage||Great to see timely rainfall in the Barossawith falls being during critical times of the vines production. Excellent fruit set, canopy cover and a mild long dry summer has produced glamour fruit with amazing flavours and natural holding acidity.|
|Style||Beautifully complex, fine & dry with flavours & aromatics of rose petals, pomegranate, white cherries and strawberries all combining bright lingering flavours being crunchy & textural with cleansing fruit acidity.|
THE WINEFRONT GARY WALSH – NOV 2021
Well here’s an interesting wine. I suspect it will be loved by quite a few, and leave others scratching their heads. It’s a pretty wild and sour thing, a bit meaty, stinky and yeasty, yet also has a fair amount of perfume with that. I’m thinking pomegranate and sour cherry beer, crisp with plenty of powdery/chalky texture, rosehip and redcurrant, and a lively sour-edged finish of good length.
A hard wine to rate, though I do like it.