Michael Hill Smith MW
1 May 2012 | Blog | Michael Hill Smith MW

Vintage 2012

We're delighted to report that 2012 was an outstanding vintage: beautiful weather, slow even ripening, without heat spikes. Yields were down significantly, but the grapes were in pristine condition with great flavour and acidity. As always, grapes were hand picked.

The Sauvignon Blanc has great vibrancy and freshness.

Our Chardonnay grapes had terrific acid tension and flavor. Whole bunch pressing, wild fermentation, and partial malolactic have further added to the intensity of this wine.

2012 is our best vintage to date for Pinot Noir. A product of vintage conditions, vine maturity, low yields and the first time we have included a portion of stems during fermentation.

Shiraz has deep colour with concentrated spice and tannin and shows great potential.

In all, a dream vintage.


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