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Winemaking Report - December 2013

Winemaking Report - December 2013

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 special already. 2013 has proven to be a very good year in the Hunter, with low to moderate crops producing wines of real intensity and great depth of flavo...

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Vineyard Report – December 2013

Vineyard Report – December 2013

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 for the product that it is destined for. Budburst commenced quite early for us, around late August for our early bursting varieties. The season commenced well, with budburst progressing quite quickly across all ...

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