Posts tagged with 'vintage'


Q&A with Mount Pleasant Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks

– Amy Hodgson

Q&A with Mount Pleasant Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks
25
Jun

We recently sat down with Mount Pleasant Senior Winemaker  Adrian Sparks to gain some insights into how his mind ticks. Q: What was the moment that made you realise you wanted to be a winemaker? A: Working as a cellar-hand, I was in the barrel hall looking at hundreds of different types of barrels.  I told the […]

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Mount Pleasant Vintage 2014

– Jim Chatto

Mount Pleasant Vintage 2014
26
Mar

  After the hot dry end to 2013, near perfect January weather has resulted in outstanding vintage of intensity and wonderful balance. The whites are pristine and pure, with great length and line; and the flavour packed reds are showing early signs of a superb year in the Hunter Valley. Possibly the best red vintage […]

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Winemaking Report – December 2013

– Jim Chatto

Winemaking Report – December 2013
11
Dec

As Christmas fast approaches the winery team are busy putting together the final blends of our 2013 Chardonnays: Leontine and the new Simone, named after Maurice O’Shea’s only daughter.  Also being blended is our staff favourite, the coveted ‘Mothervine’ Pinot Noir. These three blends will be bottled in the New Year and are looking pretty […]

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Vineyard Report – December 2013

– Paul Harvey, Vineyard Manager

Vineyard Report – December 2013
11
Dec

  Our own staff and a group of contractors spent the cool winter months pruning the vines to set bud numbers, which is in my opinion, the most important task of the year. It is the period when we can set our crop load for the coming season, with each block having specific yield targets […]

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Vintage 2013 in Review

– Scott McWilliam - Senior Winemaker

Vintage 2013 in Review
21
May

Vintage is the most defining and challenging moment each year and in the Hunter Valley, with its sometimes humid and rainy nature, this can be magnified. From a viticultural point of view, the story of 2013 started after the harvest of 2012. Pruning commenced in May and into June as per normal, with a reasonably […]

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