Every wine made in 2020 is reason to celebrate the resilience of the many people that persevered to produce premium grapes and turn them into premium wine whilst battling our worst bushfire season and the challenges of COVID -19. This wine is just what you need to celebrate your own resilience!
Our first 2020 release is from the original 1968 vines planted by Ryecroft. These old vines have produced concentrated small berry fruit which benefited from an extended cooler than average ripening season allowing full flavour development and excellent acid retention.
The grapes were hand-picked for acid balance at 13.8 Baume. Indigenous yeast fermentation with 20% whole bunches was used prior to maturation for 7 months in 3 year old French oak barriques. No Sulphur was added at any stage of the winemaking process.
The wine displays red and black fruit balanced with spicy oak and refreshing acidity. This drink-now style wine encourages you to seize the day. 1560 bottles produced.
Winemaker: Nick Dugmore