2013 is a gentle year that has yielded wines of great potential. The growing period presented a minor frost event in September and a cool early flowering period. Overall yields were 5% down on the already reduced 2012 vintage. A dry lead up to harvest led to a frantic run between early February and late March, getting all the fruit in at the right time.
"A good year for the grapes and the people who work with them." - John Glaetzer, Grower Liaison
Maturation Vessel: 100% oak
Age of vines: 18-20 years
Oak Type: French and selected American barrels in combination
Time in barrel: 14 months
Age of barrels: New - 4 year old hogsheads [300 litre]
Suitable for vegans: Yes