The Winter and Spring of 2006 was unusually dry in the Barossa ranges. This was the peak of the seven year drought, which did not subside until the 2010 growing season. Yields at Stone Chimney Creek were low. The Summer was hot, but not extreme. Rainfall events during March kept the old vines refreshed. I was able to hang the grapes until late April.
They achieved superb ripeness and balance.
The wine was bottled on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 with no filtration. Total
Also known as Stone Chimney Creek (SCC)