Planted in 1981, bush vine, dryland, farmed organically. This is a 3ha block on the farm of Rick McGrindle. It yields very large delicate grapes with thin skins of a pale complexion. Although 2023 vintage with the good rains preceding harvest added a bit more depth to the wine. 2023 had decent yields that gave good balance in the wine.
Hand harvested and 100% destemmed into open 2000L fermenters. Fermented on the skins for 12 days before being pressed off into a 5000L cement tank and stainless-steel tank. Fermented slightly warmer for a bit more extraction.