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2008 Harvest Report

A great vintage                                harvested by the end of a cool February.
The 2008 Rymill Coonawarra harvest will be     Some merlot was harvested during the first
ranked highly, with very good to excellent     week of March, but we then experienced
wines being made from vineyard yields that     two weeks of unusually hot weather.
were slightly above our long-term average.     However, the hot days were mitigated by
                                               cool nights, and although we saw elevated
We are very pleased with the quality of our
                                               sugars during this period the vines and fruit
wines across all varieties, and although the
                                               maintained very good condition. The
hot spell was an issue, it did not have any
                                               second half of March was cool, which
significant impact. We hope you look
                                               allowed the fruit to regain its equilibrium
forward to enjoying the wines of this first
                                               and comfortably ripen to completion, with
rate vintage!
                                               the last of the cabernet sauvignon being
Ideal seasonal conditions and a dry summer     harvested by mid April.
heralded a vintage two weeks earlier than
usual, with all our sauvignon blanc

				
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