2010 will be noted as one of our most powerful and concentrated vintage on record although the conditions at the start of the growing season were cooler and exposed vineyards sites throughout the region were hit by quick changing weather systems and frequent windy days. Flowering took place over reasonably unsettled weather in December, and because of this berry size was smaller and bunch weights lowered. The unsettle weather patterns change from late January, and our vintage finished with higher than usual temperature and long settle periods of dry, hot Autumn days. Crops were picked within the traditional harvest dates in optimal conditions.
The smaller berry size, lack of disease pressure and long length of ripening have ensured wines of great quality and ageability.