Vintage 2021 - looks very promising.
We were blessed with a wonderful harvest......
Vintage 2021 has all the signs of being a corker!
The harvest this year was simply excellent and the grapes we have just picked are showing all the signs of what could be a great vintage. Why you may ask? What are these signs?
Well it is all down to the weather and tension - yes in wine this can be a good thing! In this instance for white wines we mean the tension of wonderful fruit aromas balanced with fine acidity. For the reds we mean deep coloured complex wines, which mature in the cellar and maintain their richness and inviting intrigue.
The weather also played ball! Despite a very cold spring and late flowering, we had enough rain and enough warmth to nurture the grapes for optimal ripeness. Cool evenings and warm days during harvest were perfect in assisting with the formation of aroma and healthy grapes. The harvest started in mid-September but the bulk of the grapes were picked in October (later than in recent years), ensuring the hang time and ripeness needed.
When will vintage 2021 be available?
As ever the first of our 2021 vintages to be released will be our rosé in December and we will start releasing the white wines in March.