Hand-picked fruit was gently whole-bunch pressed into a tank and settled overnight. It was then transferred into French oak barriques (23% New, 77% second, third and fourth use) and inoculated with a neutral yeast. From May until late winter the barrels were stirred every two weeks until MLF was completed. For this vintage 25% was prevented from going through MLF to retain acid. The wine was left on yeast lees until December when it was transferred to tank for a further month on lees. The wine was bottled in February 2012, 10 months after harvest.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Bright, light straw-green; a very distinguished wine, with great precision length and drive to its pristine varietal fruit, hovering between stone fruit and citrus; the oak has been skilfully handled, supporting but never intruding, the long finish perfectly balanced. 700 dozen made. Rating 96 - James Halliday's Wow Factor Whites (JUN/2013)
There’s a coolness and reserve in this wine, but built into the textural profile is flint and funky lees work for interest. It’s seriously good to taste, opens after time and though slender and shy, is expressive in its quiet way. Excellent work from Tod Dexter. Rating 95 - Mike Bennie, WBM, (JUN/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Aromas of lemon, white peach, nectarine and floral notes combine with subtle oak.
Similar to previous vintages in its elegance and fineness after a cool and wet 2011 vintage. Subtle flavours reflective of the aromas – particularly lemon, nectarine and elegant oak. The wine has a soft middle palate with good length and a nice acid balance. More elegant and refined than the 2010 vintage but with a similar flavour profile.