Mystery Block in Lenswood. This wine was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed into old French oak barrels and one new barrel, where it was allowed to undergo wild fermentation. The wine received 10 months lees stirring every second week before it was allowed to naturally clarify for 2 months. The wine received a small amount of sulphur prior to bottling and was neither filtered nor cold stabilised which allows the vineyard and season to fully express itself.
2015 Adelaide Hills Vintage Conditions
Rainfall. Winter rainfall for Lenswood was about on average for the long term and the temperatures were mild.
Flowering. Flowering was underway early, beginning in mid-November, and weather conditions were characterised by mild temperatures and cool nights. The fruit set was well below average which meant that the intensity of the fruit was going to be good.
Weather. Spring was early but the temperatures were warm which meant the fruit would have been expected early. The cool nights meant that acidity was retained and while most of the Adelaide Hills was picked early the fruit from our vineyard was harvested by hand over night at the beginning of April.