The success of 2015 is down to the lower than normal crops which provided great concentration and maximized the effect of the dry and warm mid-summer. The good fortune of well-timed weather when we wanted it outweighed any concerns from a cool start to the spring or a few late-season autumn showers. The charm of 2015 is already evident in the wines and will prove the lasting testament of our third successive high-quality vintage.
White grapes had lovely flavour in the vineyard and this has flowed through to the young wines. They are fresh and full of fruit.
Red grapes benefitted from a long, mostly dry and warm growing season. Small crops produced wines with concentration and dark colours. Tannins and flavours are ripe, and lively acids will keep the wines fresh in youth and maturity.