News from the hill

Vintage 2020 with winemaker Paul Bridgeman

News from the hill

Vintage 2020 with winemaker Paul Bridgeman

Vintage 2020 with winemaker Paul Bridgeman

Vintage 2020 has been challenging. A perfect spring was followed by a hot and dry December, which led into a cooler January of record rainfall with plenty more following in early February. Conditions from this growing season delayed the onset of ripening for picking to commence in the first week of March, with the last of the Shiraz, Grenache, Grenache Blanc and Carignan to be harvested next week. 
 
Watch below and learn more about the winemaking philosophy at Levantine Hill as told during vintage 2020 in the Yarra Valley.

 

 
 
We pick small aliquots at a time to capture differing levels of Baumé (sugar level) and physiological ripeness to give us a broad spectrum of aromas and flavours to enhance the complexity and complement the inherent characters of our single vineyard wines.
 
Watch below as winemaker Paul Bridgeman tells the story of vintage 2020 at Levantine Hill.
 
 
This vintage will be our last in our ‘temporary’ winery home of the past seven vintages as our shiny new winery will be ready for vintage 2021. Stay tuned as we will soon share the exciting progress of this incredible building as it takes shape before our very eyes. 
 

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