2009 Grande Vintage
In our vineyard we place an emphasis on minimal intervention and low yields. A similar approach is taken in the winery, where we ferment with natural yeasts and bottle with low dosage in order to exalt the qualities of our vineyard site. Our Grande Vintage is an assemblage of the best parcels of fruits that provide freshness, elegance, balance and intensity.
Our 2009 Grande Vintage was tiraged on the 18th of August, five months post-harvest. Nine years were spent on lees until disgorging on the 16th of November 2018, with a dosage of 4g/l added at this time. Extra time under cork has allowed gentle development.
Variety: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: 100% Estate grown, single vineyard, Derwent Valley
Vineyard Management: Certified Organic in conversion to Biodynamic
Geology: Mix of terroirs, grey gravelly loams over clay and red loam over gravel
Cellaring 5-10 years