Lower yields and warm, dry weather led to an early harvest and the very best quality.
The season leading up to the 2015 harvest was unusual. Cool, wet weather at flowering naturally reduced crops, so we didn’t need to manage yields.
From mid-December we had a warm and very dry summer. 51mm of rain from 1st January was just 57% of the 10 year average at Muritai and the lowest since 2008.
The lower yields were partly balanced by higher juice levels, but “low yields means great quality” held true in 2015.