2015 Mangan East Block
This quality wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. The grapes were harvested from the prime selections of the eastern blocks of the Mangan vineyard. Excellent growing season with good spring rains and none during the harvest season. Another great vintage but very low yields (1.1tonne/ha) for the Petit Verdot. This vintage is a blend of 80% Malbec and 20% Petit Verdot. It was naturally fermented, basket pressed and then matured for 7 months in equal portions of new and seasoned French oak.
2015 Vintage Report
Strikingly similar harvest to 2014 in terms of weather and yields. Similar rainfall, dry from October to March. One difference was the Marri blossom which did not flower until after harvest, this created a lot of bird pressure.
The time of harvest was almost identical to 2014, however the wine styles are different. 2015 wines are characterised by lots of perfume, purity and great elegance whereas the 2014 wines are about fruit power and purity.
2015 had some hot days, cool nights, a small amount of rain, and although the yields were low it has produced outstanding wines. Harvest finished on the 11th of March.