The 2018 growing season brought it all. Spring was brilliant, with the earliest flowering in Gibbston's history under continuous dry and warm conditions, resulting in a fantastic fruit set. A perfect Summer, followed by rain events allowed the berries to fill out to beautiful plush bunches. Picking began 21 days early and we once again harvested clean fruit without rain, frost or disease pressure.
Vineyard: 100% Pinot Noir which was hand harvested from plantings dating back to 1994. Clonal mix: 115, 10/5, 777, 5.
Vinification: 100% destemmed with 3-4 days cold soak. 12 months barrel maturation in 40% new French oak.