Vintage Conditions: A mild winter led to a warm and dry growing season with early bud burst. It was relatively cool leading into vintage, which commenced early as a result of normal crop levels and continuing dry conditions. In mid-January, the season remained dry and relatively hot with temperatures in the mid-40˚Cs, which continued until mid-February. Healthy leaf canopies prevented the fruit from being affected by the sun, but the warm conditions accelerated ripening. Rain came in mid-February, which delayed grape harvesting and processing by about two weeks and was accompanied by cooler weather.
Despite the delay, 2014 proved ultimately to be another good vintage.
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Maturation: French and American Oak
Colour: Straw coloured
Nose: Aromas of peach and stone fruits
Palate: Medium- full bodied with stone fruits, integrated oak and a soft finish