Vineyard - Once a much larger vineyard, these 106 individual vines have survived the encroachment of the town of Nuriootpa and are now all that is left. These vines are over 130 years old, making it amongst the more ancient vines of this under rated variety. Tended individually by hand, due to the size of the block that is left, these Survivor Vines eek out a living in dry grown conditions just north of the township. A remnant of ancient wonder.
Winemaking – this tiny block barely gave rise to enough fruit to make 1 barrel only. Open shallow fermented in a tub, plunged daily twice by hand, basket pressed then matured in 1 French oak hogshead, which was 3 years old. Maturation for 18 months followed by hand bottling.