2014 Wallis Chardonnay
2014 Estate Pinot Noir
2014 Estate Chardonnay
The 2014 vintage was one of the lowest yielding on record. This was a result of the cold and wet conditions in mid November 2013 that seriously impacted fruit set during flowering. The cool, wet spring was followed by a warm and dry summer which, together with the low yields (our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay averaged 1.9t/ha or 0.8 t/acre), resulted in great concentration and flavour.
Main Ridge Pinot Noir dates...
Budburst - 6 Sep [avg 7 Sep]
Flowering – 21 Nov [avg 20 Nov]
Veraison - 5 Feb [avg 2 Feb]
Harvest – 18 Mar [avg 28 Mar]
Budburst-harvest - 194 days [avg 204 days]
DORMANT INTERVAL [May-Aug]: One of our longest dormant intervals (174 days v 158 day average). Our third wettest and third warmest dormant interval.
BUDBURST INTERVAL [Sep-Nov]: Average length. Second wettest budburst interval; very wet November causing problems around flowering.
FLORAISON INTERVAL [Dec-Jan]: Average length.
VERAISON INTERVAL [Feb-Apr]: Our shortest veraison interval (42 days v 56 day average). Fourth driest and highest average maximum temperatures.