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Harvest Report 2016

Another fantastic harvest complete. The wines all safely in barrels, quietly finishing off their ferments. The reds hopefully going through malolactic fermentation. This is the 27th year (including a few experimental vintages) we’ve produced wine with no yeast additions. I’ve been warned of the dire consequences, but so far so good! I believe the additional complexity & individuality it gives our wines is worth all the nail biting anxiety. Last year (2015) was our earliest harvest we’ve had since we started in 1992, but this year we started a day earlier on 22 January with the same block at exactly the same sugar level (not that we can pretend to pick so accurately!) Early harvests always me

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