Vintage is progressing well at All Saints and St Leonards’ , as of today we are 80% complete. With only Durif, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat and Muscadelle still to go. I would expect by the 31st of March we will only have Muscadelle remaining to be harvested.
Yields have generally been in line with expectations, with some good results from ASE Riesling, Marsanne, Merlot, St Leonards’ Semillon, Cab franc and young Shiraz.
I think that overall the quality has been exceptional this year with no disease issues at all which is very pleasing. We have been able to pick alot of reds at lower Baumes with excellent fruit flavour which should give wines of elegance and style which will live for a long time.
Overall I think it has been an excellent vintage so far which is pleasing given the extremely wet conditions experienced in early spring.
Below photo of our 100+ year old press which is used for all of our red wines. Magical.