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.
We had reasonable rain across winter and so the soils warmed up slowly which led to normal timing for budburst. Fruit-set and cropping levels (especially in Pinot Noir, which had an average bunch weight of 65g) were reduced by some poor weather experienced during flowering. The season warmed up at Christmas and continued through Jan/Feb which resulted in our commencement and completion dates being very similar days to vintage 2018 ( ...with one excessively hot weekend forcing us to pause for a few days). So another short, compressed harvest period at Bannockburn.
Despite the lack of rainfall during early 2019, the vines managed to hold on to a good amount of leaf canopy and so built up root mass and energy stores post-harvest.
At this early stage I am very pleased with quality in almost every regard, with some subtle changes to winemaking producing promising results.
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