Martello Rock 2020 750ml
Martello Rock 2020
This delicious, medium-bodied blend of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot recalls concentrated summer berries and earthy spices encased in silky tannins.
Harvest Date:15 March 2020- 7 April 2020
Bottling Date:18 March 2021
Composition: 44% MA, 25% ME, 18% CF, 13% PV
Quantity Produced: 547 doz
In the Vineyard:
The 2020 vintage was operationally challenging for many vineyards, working within the lockdown, although having an onsite team ‘bubble’ meant the harvest at Brick Bay could in fact proceed smoothly. Following an excellent 2019 vintage, 2020 saw an early start to the ripening season with uniform budburst, followed by an early veraison. We had to net in mid-January to protect the fruit from the ravenous birds who swoop in at the first sign of colour. Our vineyard team did their usual meticulous job of creating an open vine canopy by removing excess foliage by hand to allow air movement to dry the fruit and allow sunlight penetration. A marked increase of organic matter in the soil from our cover crops has promoted healthier vines which can better withstand disease.
Unprecedented drought conditions here in the north, produced smallish berries in most varieties, giving us great concentration of flavour, and we had the luxury of simply waiting for the fruit to reach the desired level of ripeness without any disease pressure causing us to call an early harvest. We hand-picked the fruit in pristine condition, in what many believe may be the vintage of the decade!
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