2010 Essence Botrytis
The 2010 Petaluma Essence is the first release from our Coonawarra vineyard since 2003. The prolonged drought through the 2000’s was not conducive to botrytis cinerea infection, but 2010 was the exception.
The 2010 Botrytis Essence is a special rare wine. Luscious honeyed marmalade and delicious spiciness overlay apricot, mango and a lovely toastiness from extended yeast lees contact and barrel ageing. The palate is very sweet, but has wonderful balancing acidity, and is silky on the finish.
This special wine is utterly decadent and luxurious now, and will also reward decades of careful cellaring.
A true labour of love from vineyard to bottle - and glass.