Good spring rains created strong canopies that helped to see the grapes through some hot January weather. The burst of heat reduced vigour and led to slow, even ripening. The result was the early development of rich, vibrant varietal flavour. Whites were harvested from late February through to early March with the reds following on, and all fruit being in by the beginning of April. After perfect conditions rains arrived just as the last berry was harvested. The benevolence of the “weather gods” meant that vintage was extremely orderly, but more importantly, resulted in highly aromatic and varietal wines with balanced acidity and fine tannins.