50% in Oak for 5 months - 20% New Oak -15% One Yea
26th November 2018
Ironbark Hill Vineyard, Hunter Valley
Vintage 2018 arrived early after an early budburst in Spring. A long, dry season resulted in virtually no disease pressure throughout the region. Winemakers were able to make picking decisions purely on when grapes displayed perfect ripeness. Cool nights allowed beautiful acid retention and concentrated varietal flavours.
Damien Stevens | Peter Drayton
Chilled and Settled in Stainless. Cultured Yeast - 50% Barrel fermented 50% Tank Fermented. Barrel Fermented - lees stirring. Malo Ferment. Blended in October 2018
Bright lemon - straw with green hue.
Aromas of peach and nectarine,
Rich mouth feel and creamy fruit with barrel ferment and fresh acidity on the finish.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Pair with chicken, mushrooms and pasta with a light cream-based sauce.