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Select parcels from mature vines and an outstanding vintage combine to make this special wine with ripe blackberries and cassis balanced by savoury bay leaf, driving tannin and spicy oak.
Inclement weather at flowering during October and November, including cold night time temperatures and rainfall led to low yields across the region. Berry development was hampered by wet and very windy conditions in spring and early summer. Disease pressure was minimal although bird pressure occurred as a consequence of the delayed blossoming of Marri flowers. From early March an autumn weather pattern set in with the passing Cyclone Olwyn, the region experienced some rain with cooler night time temperatures. This effectively extended the ripening period for red wine varieties quite nicely giving them more hang time to enhance fruit development flavour profiles with softer tannin levels arising as a consequence.
Handpicked in April in fine, warm conditions. Fermented in open fermenters with hand plunging and drain-and-return as required. Matured in the finest new and old French barriques.
Margaret River is one of the most reliable wine growing regions in Australia and its monotonously glowing vintage reports can bring tears to the eyes of long-suffering vignerons in regions less favoured by Mother Nature.
Surrounded by ocean on three sides, the sea breeze brings cool air to moderate the long summer days.
These rare single vineyard wines are only released in the finest vintages as the best of the best from our carefully managed vineyards.
The labels each feature a collection of objects from the vineyard the wine was grown.
Brindle Vineyard is in the Wilyabrup region of Margaret River, just inland from the wild shores of the Indian Ocean, which brings soothing cool breezes in summer.
Between the vineyard and the sea is a rocky outcrop harking back to a time when India was joined to this corner of Western Australia.
This ancient geology gives the area its soils of decomposed granite with coffee rock and iron stone.