Combination open and roto red fermenters, 100% French oak of which 20% new, balance 1-2 year old, in oak 18 months.
A warm to hot vintage was experienced in McLaren Vale with two heat waves, one in January and one in February. The vintage was
aided by February rain and cooler temperatures ensured slower ripening.
The Hunter Valley saw lower crop and low foliage meaning an early pick. Vintage 2014 was not too dissimilar to 2000 except 2014 had perfectly ripe tannins at much lower sugar. An effortless vintage for the winemakers, one of the best in decades.
The frost event of October 18 was widespread that vineyards from central Victoria right through to Cowra and Orange in the NSW Hilltops were affected. The Indigo Vineyard in Beechworth VIC lost quite a lot of fruit and then to really test the vineyard crew,
temperatures in late December hit 41C, and 44C in mid-January. Some rain, nearly 50mm in late January did cool things down.
Pairs well with lamb, veal and pasta dishes.
Enjoy now or over the next 5-10 years.