Cooler than average Spring temperatures led to a smaller set, however this resulted in excellent fruit concentration. A warm Summer and long lingering Autumn then followed, allowing this smaller crop to reach optimum ripeness.
The colour is deep lemon/straw. On the nose there are aromas of citrus, as well as some stone fruit (peach/nectarine). In addition there is a hint of struck match which adds refreshing flinty minerality. There are also some underlying savoury notes (toast and brioche) as a result of the secondary fermentation and lees contact in the barrel. The wine expands on the palate to become mouth filling and powerful, however there is a refreshing core of acidity that ensures it remains tight and focussed, with a lingering finish.
Wine is a natural health food