Previews Vintage: 5 Starsby Michael Cooper MW (Jan 2021) 93 points and ranked #6 of 17 by Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (Nov 2020) 94 points by Cameron Douglas MS (Sep 2020)
The 2022 growing season and the subsequent harvest was defined by frequent and timely rain and a warm dry ripening period. This combination of nature’s irrigation from October through December left the vines quite happy with prolonged flowering and good fruit set. The superb ripening weather that followed from January through the end of April really delivered quality fruit.
Hand-picked in ideal condition and ripeness on the 25th of March 2022. Fully destemmed, with approximately 4 hours skin contact. Only free run juice used, indigenous yeast ferment in stainless steel tank. The winemaking was very much in keeping with the traditional practices of the Old World. The winemaker, Rudi Bauer, has combined these techniques, and his own personal understanding, to create this wine.