Vintage 2017

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The most perfect season
Vintage number 14 for Heathcote II and the first season where Peder have not had to complain about the weather. It has been just perfect through and through. What a contrast to last vintage, after the 2015 warmest spring, the 2016 spring was cold, delaying flowering quite a bit, the summer was relatively mild with a late spurt of heat and with regular rainfall throughout the season. The result is probably over 100h of mowing and a vineyard like we dream it looking like a garden. The biggest crop we have ever had, still a tiny 20 ton but large for us! and every vessel occupied and a lot of juggling during fermentation to make everything fit. Quality looks great and Peder has made a few unique wines for the 2017 vintage.