South Australia’s cool-climate regions experienced above average winter rainfall, providing good soil moisture profiles ahead of the growing season. Drier conditions prevailed from September through to April. Spring provided ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set while summer temperatures rose above the long-term average. Healthy vine canopies shielded the berries from adversity and grapes were able to ripen evenly across the regions. The 2018 vintage quality was exceptional, with lovely varietal flavour and pronounced natural acidity.
Peter joined the winemaking team in 1989, initially in the craftsmanship of sparkling wines, before moving on to reds as Penfolds Red Wine Maker. In 2002 Peter became the fourth ever Chief Winemaker for Penfolds. Together with his fellow winemakers, Peter’s careful custodianship has ensured that Grange and the other ‘older’ members of the Penfolds family, have continued to set the benchmark for their style and quality, while new additions to the range push the boundaries ever wider.
|Oak Treatment||Stainless steel and French oak|