2020 Tasting Notes

The Vintage


The 2020 vintage was dry and hot. Yields were lower than normal due to the conditions and the vines surprisingly handled it fairly well. We had received some much needed rain in Spring which may have helped them through. With careful management, the fruit we did produce was looking good, we had a couple of days of smoke lingering due to the 2020 bushfires. We made the decision to continue with the harvest and adopt some of the different methods trialed and researched for such conditions. Light pressings meant very small quantities were produced this year under our Inkerman Road label. Wines were tested and free smoke compounds are minimal however there are some bound compounds present.

Inkerman Road Semillon et al

The nose shows white nectarines and citrus which follows onto the palate with crisp acidity and a long, lingering mouth-feel.

Best served chilled and is ready to drink.

Inkerman Road Gamay et al

The nose has nice bright fruit with some oak. The palate shows drying acid with subtle tannins, creating a lingering finish.

It is ready to drink, and could also be served slightly chilled.

Rose

The nose shows nice ripe peach with a hint of lime. This fruit carries through to the palate, giving a generous, lingering mouth-feel.

Best served chilled and is ready to drink.