Picked primarily from our Salvation Hills vineyard. This site is on the southern side of the hills to Great Western, is more elevated, south west facing and typically cooler than our Concongella vineyard.
Fermented in small and large batches before aging in French barriques, hogsheads and some puncheons for 10 months. Up yto 20% new was used.
The vineyard got off to a great start, but dry conditions throughout the spring triggered a devastating frost on 4th November. The grapes on the lower vineyards were lost, but those on higher elevations where largely unaffected. Apart from a few warm days in January the conditions were excellent and perfect ripening weather continued long into the Autumn.