Matt Thomson & Hamish Clark
Named Bull Block after the stud Jersey bulls who grazed the paddock where this vineyard is now planted.
Soils: Free draining mix of stones and lighter soils over clay.
Climate: Typical Southern Valley climate of very warm days followed by cool nights.
Regional Characteristics & Contribution to Uniqueness of Flavours:
Grapes were sourced from a relatively warm vineyard site with early budburst which allows for a long ripening period into late autumn. This increased hang time increases the intensity and ripeness of the Grüner Veltliner characters. The clay-rich vigour moderating soils assist in balancing the crop load of this high bunch weight variety.
Careful crop manipulation to ensure vine balance is essential for this highly prolific and large bunch producing variety.