Located right beside the winery, Mort’s block provides the core for this wine, with fruit from our Morrison vineyard on the opposite hillside providing additional depth and complexity.
An ideal ripening season was well welcomed after consecutive dry years prior. This saw the vines well balanced with canopy and an even spread of bunches. However, still recovering from the previous years, the bunches and berries were smaller than average. This concentration produced free run juice of exception flavour with bright natural acidity shining through.
Parcels were picked over the course of a week at ideal stages and were loaded directly into the waiting presses at the winery. The bright free run juice was allowed to drain and held separately, prior to gently pressing the grapes. Settled naturally, the clarified juice was allowed to warm and commence fermentation. The ferment was held at low temperatures to retain the soft aromas and fine acid line.
Pale straw with brilliant clarity.
Fresh lime and apple, with subtle notes of white jasmine and honey suckle flowers.
The palate has a firm yet fine acid profile. The ripe flavours mimic that of the aromas and culminate in a pristine, chalky finish.