2014 Vintage Summary

McLaren Vale Vintage

The wetter than usual start to the season, ensured good sub soil moister for the vines to draw on right through the dry spring, and hot summer. The good sub soil moister turned out to be a blessing as we had a prolonged spell of 5 consecutive days of over 42c. This moister along with our irrigation regime, managed to keep the vines relatively happy until we had a God sent 40ml rain event over 24 hours. Not only did this healthy amount of rain refresh the vines, it also delayed vintage by a couple of weeks. The warm and dry conditions that followed were instrumental in the extended ripening period bringing flavour and sugar ripeness together and in balance.

 

The resultant wines from the 2014 vintage are big and rich with great depth of colour and flavour that has made McLaren Vale world renown. The good fruit and acid balance, has produced a wine that is deceptively soft and elegant and drinking beautifully early, however, the persistent length long after that initial tasting tells you, careful cellaring will reward the patient.

2014 Vintage Summary

McLaren Vale Vintage

The wetter than usual start to the season, ensured good sub soil moister for the vines to draw on right through the dry spring, and hot summer. The good sub soil moister turned out to be a blessing as we had a prolonged spell of 5 consecutive days of over 42c. This moister along with our irrigation regime, managed to keep the vines relatively happy until we had a God sent 40ml rain event over 24 hours. Not only did this healthy amount of rain refresh the vines, it also delayed vintage by a couple of weeks. The warm and dry conditions that followed were instrumental in the extended ripening period bringing flavour and sugar ripeness together and in balance.

 

The resultant wines from the 2014 vintage are big and rich with great depth of colour and flavour that has made McLaren Vale world renown. The good fruit and acid balance, has produced a wine that is deceptively soft and elegant and drinking beautifully early, however, the persistent length long after that initial tasting tells you, careful cellaring will reward the patient.

BIN 62

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014

BIN 69

SHIRAZ 2014

BIN 69

SHIRAZ 2014
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