It was an early harvest, characterised by reduced volumes and high quality.  A special feature was the “on-vine” time we were able to gain, from a very early bud burst and flowering; running through to harvest.  Total heat summation was close to that of the 1998 season although we experienced several heavy showers in January and February.  Yields were approximately 60% of normal size and the resulting red wines are classically aromatic, ripe with a tight elegant structure similar in style to those of 1990.  The white wines are fruit dominant in the palate and forward in style.

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