The vines for this wine were planted in 1962 by Peter McNicol Mitchell. More than 50 years later Peter’s grandson Angus Mitchell continues to tend the vines within what is now the famed Watervale region, utilising many of the same techniques as his grandfather. These old vines are grown on red loam over limestone soils and have always been dry grown, hand pruned and hand-picked. 12.5% Alc/vol.
The 2014 has distinct citrus, lemon and lime aromas with little hints of granny smith or crisp green apple. The citrus theme of lemons & limes continue onto the palate, but hiding away in the background are the green apple notes, which quietly demands more attention. This wine is still a fresh, zingy & infinitely racy wine, as the natural acidity brings it to a mouth watering. lingering finish. Will cellar for another 6+ years no problems.