Following significant spring rain periods, the early growing season for vintage 2020 started extremely slowly with cool and windy conditions. Set was quite poor causing low cropping levels across the vineyard. Summer was similarly cool, wet, and mild with the strong winds persisting. Picking began in March, the latest start since 2011. The protection offered by the maritime influence on the unique location of the region is significant. 2020 was a unique vintage for the region with very high-quality fruit, excellent natural acidity and flavours.
Traditional Method. Whole bunch pressed, only the cuvée used (512.5L/t). Primary fermentation in stainless steel before bottling, and secondary fermentation in bottle for ageing on lees.
From a classic cool and late vintage on the Mornington Peninsula. A lifted floral and berry scented nose, the palate is generously flavoured with a lovely creaminess, finishing fresh and lively. The ageing time on lees imparts wonderful complexity, with a hint of brioche on the finish.