The grapes for this wine were sourced from the block of Verdelho on our Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. The fruit was harvested at the end of January, and immediately whole bunch pressed to a stainless steel tank. A cool ferment was used to ensure aromatic characters were retained. Following fermentation the wine was sulfured and racked off yeast lees, with a light fining of skim milk before being filtered and bottled under screw cap to retain its youthful freshness.
The 2021 vintage is regarded as a classic Hunter Valley vintage. Excellent December rainfall meant that the vines were in healthy condition with plenty of foliage. A cooler and drier than average January delivered ideal ripening conditions. Good vineyard management resulted in grapes showing flavours of great freshness and intensity. The white wines in particular having great intensity of flavours and will age well.
Pale yellow with green hues.
Tropical fruit aromas of green melon and lychee with hints of ginger spice.
Abundant fruit flavours of fresh pear and melon with a hint of spice and a mineral acidity, giving this wine a crisp, dry finish.