This intensely lifted wine presents aromas of citrus blossoms & camomile along with grapefruit pith & fresh green apple. The palate is refreshing with crisp acidity & a salty phenolic drive. An alternative blend of varieties combining interest & great drinkability.
The Chenin Blanc is sourced from the Mac Vineyard in Willyabrup, while both Marsanne and Sauvignon are from our Calgardup Brook Vineyard. This vineyard lies just inland from the coast. Its soils are well drained sandy and schisty. The climate of this vineyard is strongly influenced by its immediate vicinity to the Indian Ocean.
A blend of three varieties: Chenin Blanc, Marsanne and Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit was picked in the cool hours of the night, whole berry pressed and transferred to a combination of stainless steel tanks and concrete vessels for extra texture and aromatic complexity. After fermentation the wine was left on fine lees until Spring and bottled early to retain freshness and aromatic lift.
A season of great balance, which produced wines of grace, perfume, and longevity. Winter was wet and cooler than average, and we experienced a cool but dry spring across the Margaret River region. Good flowering conditions resulted in good bunch numbers and weights, producing good yields after three years of tiny crops. Summer was one of the driest on record with relatively mild temperatures leading into January; these conditions delayed canopy development but January bought fantastic weather with warm, sunny, and breezy days as hoped, but without any temperature spikes and heat stress.Excellent diurnal temperature variation was a constant of this season, setting us up for a highly aromatic vintage and perfect phenological ripeness of the skins and seeds.