Vintage 2021 was a normal growing season compared to last year’s uncertainty, except for harvest commencing early and finishing right before the Easter long weekend. The team expected a lower producing year due to a combination of frosts and cool weather during flowering that has caused “hens and chicks” across most grape varieties. As a result of lower crops, we anticipate 2021 wines to have more flavour concentration and be more textured on the palate.
Careful planning and meticulous attention in the vineyard kept our grapes growing to their full potential. Overall, great sunshine hours, low disease pressure, light crops, and ripe fruit, all come together to produce some outstanding fruit and in turn some great wines.
Vintage 2021 / Wine Spectator – 93 Points
“Strikes a terrific balance between mouthwatering acidity, fresh herbal notes of lemon verbena and thyme, and core flavors of key lime, meyer lemon, pineapple and tangerine. Gains momentum on the finish, where the flavors sing in harmony and complexity.” MaryAnn Worobiec
Vintage 2020 / Wine Spectator – 92 Points / Top 100 Wine – No.23
“Supple and succulent, offering a generous and juicy mix of passion fruit, Key lime and ruby grapefruit flavors. Expressive and strong on the finish, with touches of freshly grated ginger and green tea.” MaryAnn Worobiec
Vintage 2021 / Wine Orbit – 94 Points
“Fresh and gorgeously lifted, the bouquet shows Granny Smith apple, rockmelon, fig and kaffir lime notes, leading to a powerfully expressed palate offering excellent varietal purity and persistency. Wonderfully flavoursome and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2024.” Sam Kim