2017 Secret Squirrel Late Harvest (6 x 750ml), Western Australia by Byron & Harrold, 9.5% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: COLOUR Pale yellow with lime green hues. NOSE Bright, vibrant aromas of lemon tart, grassy notes and citrus blossom. PALATE Fresh nashi pear, dried apricots, zesty lemon and lime, with elegant, crisp acidity bringing the flavours together to a fresh, clean finish. WINEMAKING The fruit was harvested in the early hours of the morning, preserving the delicate varietal flavours that define this cool climate wine. All fermentation was carried out in stainless steel, at cool temperatures to ensure the freshness and vibrancy of the fruit was retained. FOOD PAIRING Fresh oysters or spicy Asian seafood. VINTAGE NOTES The 2017 growing season had higher than average rain events late in the winter, followed by another one in early spring that increased soil moisture. October conditions were unseasonably warm, and combined with the increased soil moisture caused slightly higher than normal vine growth. The growing period was longer and milder which favoured the earlier ripening varieties - overall a challenging, cooler vintage resulting in leaner, elegant more complex, austere styles.