Basedow’s Barossa Village White 2014

2014 Village White (Classic)

VINTAGE REPORT

The 2014 vintage will go down as a testament to the ability of both grapes and people to thrive under challenge.   Good winter and early spring rains soaked the soils and placed the vines in go stead for the season ahead. July to September rainfall was above average. Late spring and summer were dry and warm during the days, with cool nights. By the last week of January, harvest on the Barossa Valley floor had started with white varieties, and the first week of February saw picking of the first reds. On Valentine’s Day the season changed, and 100-150mm of rain fell in just over 24 hours. This and the following cool weather caused the early vintage to slow with the grapes ripening slowly and evenly with no stress.  The vintage has produced stylish dry whites of excellent character and the reds look very good showing deep, vibrant colour, lovely structure and varietal intensity. Overall the 2014 vintage will be very highly regarded.

TASTING NOTE

Bight straw colour. Good fruit with aromas of citrus and hints of lanolin and cut hay with attractive subtle floral notes in the background.  The wine is fresh and has vitality in its aromas.  The palate is medium bodied with balanced acidity and persistent flavours, with lingering muscat, spice and citrus that fills the senses.

VINEYARDS

The vines are 25 to 35 years old and are located in Tanunda in the Barossa Valley.  The vines are spaced 6ft apart and the rows are spaced 11ft apart.  The vines yield approx 6t/acre.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Alcohol % / Volume 12.5%

GRAPES

Chardonnay, Semillon, Frontignac