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.