‘We are producing wines in a classical way, but without the old world prescription and control through appellation systems. We have the ability to search for small changes that can improve quality whether that be in the vineyard or winery, ultimately we aim for our wines to reflect the vineyards and the growing season. We try to achieve transparency in the wines, we are not looking to hide where the wine is from with too much oak, too much tannin or in fact too much of anything. When the wine is dominated by one thing you lose the rest of the detail – this is summed up by the term of balance – we aim for balance in all respects.
Our overriding wine style is one of elegance. We look for underlying complexity, fine structure, good natural acidity and not least concentration of flavour, but not in a big, over powering way. Our wines tend to be better food wines because they don’t dominate food, rather compliment.’
Vidal Estate Winemaker