Single Vineyard Pack
We have put together a limited edition 6-pack showcasing our new release Single Vineyard wines plus a few older vintages for comparison. The 2015 wines included in this pack are the first vintage from returning winemaker Matt Holmes and we couldn't be more pleased with their quality and expression of site.
These packs will feature the following selection of Bannockburn wines:
- The Wines
- 2011 SRH Chardonnay
- 2017 SRH Chardonnay
- 2013 Serré Pinot Noir
- 2018 Serré Pinot Noir
- 2015 De La Terre Pinot Noir
- 2015 De La Roche Shiraz
We had a fifth good year of rain across winter: the soils warmed up slowly which led to normal timing for budburst. The La Nina rains continued through the first half of the growing season (total 730mm for 2020) making for very healthy vines/dense canopies. The rain eased early in the new year and it warmed up slightly but heat accumulation only totalled 1340 Growing Degree Days. The organic blocks performed so strongly that we will extend organic accreditation to the remainder of the vineyard in the next few years.
We started the harvest early-March with picking Chardonnay , due to the small Pinot Noir crop we only picked roughly every second or third day through to the final pick of Shiraz which was just after Easter : a slow moving harvest.
The fruit was in very good condition, and all the ferments went smoothly. Malic acid levels are very high, the wines will need to wait until Spring to go through malolactic fermentation.
At this early stage the wines show promise: a nice balance of stone fruits and citrus in the Chardonnay, structure and transparency to season and site in the Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
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