Icon ‘grower’ wines at Stefano Lubiana are those wines that are lavished with unlimited love and attention. When pruning vines earmarked for icon production they are pruned to less buds, reducing the load on the vine to produce quality rather than quantity. Later in spring the vines are shoot thinned to ensure the crop is between 2-3 tonnes per hectare. The lateral growth towards the end of spring is hand positioned upwards to ensure the sun can shine on each berry. During harvest icon fruit is kept separate and is fermented in small batches, aged in the newest and most prestigious oak. Finally at blending only those barrels or parcels of wine that fit Steve’s exemplary standards are included in the final blend.