Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"A highly aromatic Germanic-styled wine with a naturally lower level of alcohol and an off dry level of sweetness perfectly balanced with vibrant natural acidity. In line with our natural winemaking philosophy this wine has not been fined or cold stabilised.
A superb season. Warmer than average with moderate levels of rainfall. Excellent conditions during flowering and fruitset, ensured a good crop was formed. Warm settled weather through until harvest enabled good quality ripe fruit to be picked without any timing or disease issues.
The fruit was loaded straight into the Press and gently whole bunch pressed. The resulting juice was settled briefly in tank before being racked to another tank where it underwent a natural fermentation. Fermentation temperature was capped at 18C to retain aromatic intensity but was turned off for latter ¼ of the ferment to encourage additional complexity. The fermentation was arrested when the wine was deemed to be in balance. The wine remained on gross lees, with some stirring, to build additional texture before being blended and filtered just prior to bottling."