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Summer of ’69 was inspired by owner Sarah Marquis' birth year. She wanted to celebrate this era of peace, love and good times.

A bouquet of honeysuckle and lemon followed by a sherbet edge. Fresh pineapple and white peach fill out the flavours giving the wine a light, summer feel.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.7 g/L

pH

3.32

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Verdelho

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Early spring saw perfect conditions for fruit growth, hinting at a promising start for the 2019 vintage. Bud burst occurred in the first weeks of September and accelerated through October. Some vines became vulnerable during the November flowering season with cooler, stormy conditions, but as the weather warmed up, ripening of the fruit continued at a steady pace into summer. Despite a few spells of anticipated hot weather in January – with South Australia breaking a number of heat records around the Australia Day holiday – temperatures did eventually stabilise, resulting in ideal growing conditions for the fruit to achieve its optimum colour and flavour.

Vinification details

Picking began early at the end of February, and the vintage team worked intensively to ensure all fruit was picked within the perfect window of ripeness. Following five weeks of fermentation on skins, the fruit was transferred to barrels, to develop the characteristic oak flavours of the wine.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

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Download full size images

Summer of ’69 was inspired by owner Sarah Marquis' birth year. She wanted to celebrate this era of peace, love and good times.

A bouquet of honeysuckle and lemon followed by a sherbet edge. Fresh pineapple and white peach fill out the flavours giving the wine a light, summer feel.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.5 g/L

pH

3.32

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

The Mollydooker team

VARIETY

Verdelho

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Starting early March, the 2018 vintage can be defined by the even ripening that lead to great fermentation conditions. The grapes entered the winery at a steady pace with excellent colour and breadth of flavour shown as soon as the fruit was first crushed. 

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

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