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
- 2016 SRH Chardonnay
- 2013 Serré Pinot Noir
- 2017 Serré Pinot Noir
- 2015 De La Terre Pinot Noir
- 2015 De La Roche Shiraz
We had a fourth consecutive year of good winter rainfall: the soils warmed up slowly which led to normal timing for budburst. A cool, windy spell during springtime flowering resulted in uneven fruit set and lighter than average bunch weights. Over early summer, along with every other east coast wine region we watched the bush fire situation with increasing trepidation. Our luck in avoiding both physical and smoke damage from the fires doesn't begin to offset our feelings for those who didn't...
The summer remained consistently mild and never really heated up at any stage. Growing Degree Days totalled less than 1300 for the first time in many years (...it is normally 1400 GDD)
We managed to maintain access to our picking crew through the bewildering early days of the Covid-19 pandemic and within 2 weeks all the grapes had been picked, just avoiding a heavy dump of rainfall in early April.
The 2020 wines, though very small in quantity are of pleasing high quality.
Our thoughts are with all our friends in hospitality who have had their lives upended this year. Let's hope 2021 is a year we all remember more fondly!
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