Most of the wines are produced from vines that are nearly 70 years old and it's the maturity of these vines that delivers the richness and intensity of the fruit flavours. Another factor has been the new trellising conducted over the last few years and the rich loamy soil prevalent to this vineyard which is sufficient in nutrients to fertilise itself, naturally. Prior to harvest, the vines are thinned & stripped of any secondary fruiting to ensure maximum quality of the season's first fruit buds.
Harvesting & sorting is done by hand so only the best fruit is selected & crushed for the season's vintage. (Vigneron Barry Scrivener)