2001 Wines

2001 VINTAGE

Single Vineyard Wines

2001 Judd Chardonnay
   "Pale green gold in colour. An intense nectarine, spice, mineral and flint nose is followed by a rich, mouth filling
   palate with characters
of citrus, white peach and nectarine with spicy well integrated oak. Finishes long and clean."

Estate/Reserve Wines

2001 Reserve Pinot Noir
   Tasting Note 

10X Wines

2001 10X Pinot Noir
   Tasting Note 
2001 10X Chardonnay
   Tasting Note 
2001 10X Pinot Gris
2001 10X Sauvignon Blanc
   Light straw-green; a spotlessly clean, crisp bouquet falls predominantly in the grass/herb/mineral spectrum, but
   does have some riper nuances; the palate is correspondingly clean, firm and bright, lemony acidity providing
   an attractive spine.
   89 :: James Halliday :: 2003 Australian Wine Companion

2001 Sparkling Allis
   This sparkling wine was made in 2001 from a 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Disgorged in December 2007,
   it spent 
almost 7 years on its lees.

2001 Sweet Allis
   Named after the Judd Vineyard's 1946 Vintage Allis Chalmers tractor, this unique dessert wine is made from botrylis
   affected Chardonnay (75%) and Sauvignon Blanc (25%).

   Tasting Note 

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2001 Vintage

Main Ridge Pinot Noir...
Budburst - 29 Aug
Flowering – 21 Nov
Veraison - 6 Feb
Harvest – 14 Apr
Budburst-harvest - 229 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

DORMANT INTERVAL [May-Aug]: Temperatures slightly below average; rainfall just above average. Budburst early with excellent growth.
BUDBURST INTERVAL [Sep-Nov]: Temperatures average though warmest minimum; rainfall 15% above average. Excellent flowering.
FLORAISON INTERVAL [Dec-Jan]: Temperatures above average and including our warmest ever January (26.8°C v 24.5°C); rainfall 37% below average, one of our driest floraison intervals. Fruit set excellent, good yield, good growth, and low disease preassure.
VERAISON INTERVAL [Feb-Apr]: Temperatures just above average mainly due to a hot February, March and April were just below average; after a dry February, rainfall well above average in March and, particularly, in April - 23 April 2001 experienced a “rainfall event”, 104mm in 24 hours (record daily rainfall); 29mm fell the day before, 30mm the day after. Harvest conditions mostly good throughout, although some late botrytis which spun out of control on crops left after 23 April.

Early budburst, flowering and veraison were almost exactly average but harvest was almost 2 weeks later than average. Longest hang time, 21 days longer than average.

Anything harvested before 22 April was fine, anything after was subject to huge disease pressure and lack of ripening. This was the vintage we produced a “sticky” from botrytis affected Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Langton’s rate it 8.

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