Vintage/Winemaking Notes Across the board 2013 was an outstanding vintage in many ways. In terms of quality it will rate extremely high, in terms of fruit timing it produced some of our earliest picking on record, in terms of weather conditions one of the driest and coolest for a long time. Our Adelaide Plains and Mt Lofty Ranges vineyards really stood up to the dry conditons, yields were approx 15% down, quality was up and no instance of disease, damaged or stressed fruit were recorded. Vintage commenced Feb 13 with the ‘Plains shiraz, fruit came thick and fast over the next four weeks in a compact crushing season. Raw Power fruit was machine harvested early morning with whole berry ferment in 10 ton open top concrete fermenters with twice daily pump-overs. Basket pressed with ferment finishing off in barrel / tank. Tasting Notes Lifted aromatics with spice, plums and dark chocolate. Medium bodied flavours follow through from the aromatics with plenty of “raw power”. e wine opens-up over time in the glass, displaying ripe tannins and long savoury finish.