2013 Wallis Chardonnay
2013 Coolart Road Pinot Noir
2013 McCutcheon Pinot Noir
2013 Wallis Pinot Noir
After good winter rains the 2013 vintage ended as one of our driest and earliest vintages on record. The favourable weather throughout bud burst and flowering set up the ideal conditions for a very good vintage.
Main Ridge Pinot Noir dates...
Budburst - 6 Sep [avg 6 Sep]
Flowering – 22 Nov [avg 21 Nov]
Veraison - 28 Jan [avg 3 Feb]
Harvest – 15 Mar [avg 30 Mar]
Budburst-harvest - 191 days [avg 206 days]
DORMANT INTERVAL [May-Aug]: Average length; lower than average maximum temperatures but slightly higher than average minimums; wettest ever dormant interval (420mm v 290mm average) with particularly wet May and June.
BUDBURST INTERVAL [Sep-Nov]: Average length; slightly below average rainfall and minimum temperatures but slightly above average maximum temperatures.
FLORAISON INTERVAL [Dec-Jan]: Shorter than average; above average maximum temperatures but slightly below average minimum temperatures; second lowest ever rainfall (57mm v 89mm average).
VERAISON INTERVAL [Feb-Apr]: Second shortest ever (47 days v 57 day average); highest ever maximum temperatures (25.9°C v 23.0°C) and minimums (14.6°C v 12.6°C), from 4-12 March we had nine days over 30°C, with three of those over 35°C; second lowest ever rainfall (89mm v 151mm average).
A vintage of extremes - wettest ever dormant interval and second driest floraison and veraison intervals; hottest ever veraison interval.
Langton’s rate it 9 for Chardonnay, 9 for Pinot Noir.