Tasmania for the most part enjoyed very favourable growing conditions with very little frost incidence or disease – ensuring good crop levels and pristine fruit quality at harvest. A great vintage for Tasmanian Chardonnay!
In the Adelaide Hills, the 2011 vintage was characterised by plentiful rains during spring taking dam capacities near to or 100% full. However lower than average temperatures and abundant rainfall during the growing season, veraison and harvest, produced a vintage that challenged both winemakers and viticulturists alike.
A small parcel of exceptional Chardonnay was sourced from the Adelaide Hills to compliment the majority Tasmanian component in the 2011 blend.