Currency Creek Estate is one of the jewels of the Fleurieu Peninsula,
near Adelaide in South Australia. Close to Lake Alexandrina and the
Southern Ocean, the region enjoys a mild maritime climate, perfect for
producing wines of delicate fruit driven complexity.
2015 PINOT NOIR CHARDONNAY
The cool maritime climate of Currency Creek produces exceptional
parcels of these two varietals, due to its long slow ripening period.
The dominant Pinot Noir component produces a pale pink tinge whilst
adding a complex array of flavours. Fruit depth is contributed by the
Chardonnay, leading to a long dry finish.
Good early 2014 winter rains filled soil profiles and enabled the vines to
establish early canopy growth. However, from August through to January,
temperatures were below average and conditions were very dry, but
overcast, with no frost events. A handful of heat days were experienced
through January and February.
The unusually dry and cool spring and summer conditions heightened the
already cool climate characteristics of the Currency Creek Region.
The season started early; however, the mild weather conditions
prolonged the flowering time and veraison for whites and reds.
Good bunch numbers and berry set saw bunch weights reach
their varietal average across the different soil types.
Acids and fruit character in the whites were exceptional, with
thick skins preventing some early January mini heat wave scorching.
The drier year enabled the different geologies of our estuarine
vineyards to express their influence over the vines.
Pinot Noir 52%