McKellar Ridge Wines

High quality, hand-crafted wines from the cool climate of the Canberra District
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2013 Vintage Report

Added Tuesday, 30/4/2013

The 2013 vintage has been an excellent one – the best since 2005 according to Brian. The hot, sunny summer and long lingering autumn conditions have produced wonderful fruit. In all varieties, the fruit has been clean and ripe with excellent flavour development. The vibrant colour in the reds is truly exceptional. Watch out for some exciting wines from this vintage! The whites will be bottled and released later this year but for the reds, patience is required. They will need time to mature in fine French oak barrels for about twelve months prior to bottling. Photo shows airlocks fitted to the barrels to allow for the completion of malolactic fermentation.