The 2013 growing season and vintage provided many challenges for growing and winemaking in the Great Southern region. The Spring temperatures and rainfall were consistent with yearly averages. However, hot spells throughout the summer months, particularly late December and January, saw little rain (just ~27mm) until harvest. This particularly hot and dry period put stress on some blocks to maintain crop levels. The 2013 vintage saw many white varieties at Forest Hill harvested earlier than usual. Though the dry spell brought harvest dates forward, all of Forest Hill’s dry grown blocks retained intrinsic natural acidity and consistent flavour profile.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Brilliant light straw with green hues.
Pear, figs and nuts
Pears, figs and nuts evident on the palate. Nuances of nutty creaminess from partial barrel fermentation. Well integrated acid on a long mineral
Buttermilk roasted Mt Barker chicken with kumara mash.