2021 Legacy Series Flower Day Kevin John Chardonnay
Kevin John wanted to improve the breed and these small batches are made as an experimental series to make the best chardonnay.
Hand harvested on a biodynamic flower day and placed as whole bunches into amphorae, then pressed two days later into a new puncheon where it fermented and remained for a further 8 months before being bottled without fining or filtration.
2021 Vintage Report
The 2021 harvest was defined by Covid and staff restrictions for hand harvesting. The low yields ensured that the crop was harvested at optimal condition and ripeness. Bird pressure was high and rain events during the growing seasons and also throughout harvest provided challenges.
In spite of these adverse conditions, in Wilyabrup, we finished harvest in good time and are very happy with the wines. Standout varieties: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon.
VINEYARD : 100% Cullen Vineyard
VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay
HARVEST: 12th February – flower day
OAK: 8 months in a new puncheon
2014 Kevin John Legacy Series – Flower Day MOSH
We have observed that Moon Opposite Saturn Harvest (MOSH) gives us wines which are vibrant, mineral and full of life, so we harvested separately on this day, which was a flower day harvest and whole bunch pressed to barrel where the wines went through natural fermentation.