Serious Wine Lover’s Pack
A selection of Bannockburn Vineyards Estate and Single Vineyard wines, we have put this together for the appreciation of the serious wine lover. This pack shows off the individuality and complexity of our wines, derived from the unique vineyard sites (planted as far back as 1974) and close plantings grown at Bannockburn. A mystery bottle of museum release wine, selected from our cellar, will be included.
The timing of budburst was consistent with long term average but with picking commencing on 20th February and completion by 22nd March it turned out to be a short compressed vintage. Rather than being hastened by hot weather the season seemed to be shortened due to there being fewer days of excessive heat.(photosynthesis slows and even halts altogether as temperatures rise and water loss increases.)
Overall, it was a solid year for the Moorabool Valley region, we missed the rainfall that was to our east and the heat that was to the north. Bannockburn experienced good rainfall early in the season then it was consistently dry throughout the harvest period. Fruitset and cropping levels of all varieties were well within the ideal range.
Most seasons we would say that either Pinot Noir or Shiraz is favoured but 2018 looks to be a year when both have fared well!
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