We had above average winter rainfall and although we had a dry June, we recorded decent falls in July and August. Below average rainfall was recorded in spring, and we experienced some warm spring nights. Summer rain tally was also below average despite a wet December. McLaren Vale experienced warm a warm Autumn ripening period with low rainfall. Overall vintage in McLaren Vale produced wine of excellent quality and while total tonnages were down for the season, compared to a wet and fertile 2017, the reports from winemakers on wine quality has been almost universally positive.
Our Spring Seed Poppy is a light, fresh, zippy style of Pinot Grigio – we pick early (as opposed to a Pinot Gris style, when the grapes are left on the vine for a longer period) and make the wine in a similar fashion to the Friuli wines from North Eastern Italy. We pick at night to ensure the grapes come into the winery nice and cool. We don’t mature the wine in oak barrels, and we bottle early to preserve freshness.
‘Poppy’ is a delicate wine with a very gentle nose of white flowers, green pear and a wonderful mineral acidity. We recommend serving the Poppy nice and chilled on a warm day or with sushi, creamy white cow cheese. Nothing too overpowering!
|Picking Date||7th February 2018|
|Bottling Date||30th April 2018|