Warm days, but cool nights and 3 months of perfect weather prior to picking produced wonderfully ripened grapes with good natural acidity. They were grown in stony, mineral-rich ground which has given the wine an additional tanginess. Fermentation was carried out at a cool temperature to help retain the vibrant fruit flavours.
The generous bouquet and flavours are suggestive of ripe apples, lemons, limes, nectarines and white fleshed peaches. With careful cellaring, it also should develop a range of other characters, including impressions of mandarins and orange marmalade. While it is full flavoured and concentrated, the wine is also elegant and refined with a spine of fine acidity and zesty minerality which flow through the palate and draw out its length in a crisp off-dry finish.
Wine in moderation is a natural health food