These three Rhone Valley varieties have a strong heritage in the Yarra Valley and our two rows of each consistently yield beautiful fruit. The combination of the three varieties builds a wine with lifted honeysuckle perfume, fine acidity, great texture and length. The overall effect is a savoury wine that is ideal with a range of food types.
2017 vintage started off with cool conditions persisting through spring until just before Christmas. Summer was relatively mild with no extreme heat. The cooler start delayed ripening by 2 weeks compared to 2016. Harvest was spread out giving us the relative luxury of more time during harvest. Fruit was in perfect balance at picking.
North facing vineyard, good air flow and exposure to sunlight. Steep slopes and a clay loam soil provide excellent site drainage.