The “Arthur Edmund” series signifies the prestige icon wines of Mills Reef, produced in limited edition in only exceptional vintages.
They are the finest examples from great vineyard sites paired to ideally suited grape varieties, of low yielding vines, climatically exceptional growing seasons, hand harvested and with minimal-intervention winemaking to craft wines with unique excitement and a distinct sense of place.
The vineyard for this prestige wine, Mere Road, is located within the famed Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District, an area renowned for producing world-class full-bodied red wines, and described by internationally respected wine critic James Halliday as “… not just a very special parcel, it is a sacred site”.
The grapes were stringently selected from the very best vineyard rows, on the best soils and of the oldest vines, with exceptionally low yields of just 3-4 bunches per vine.
Further, the 2013 growing season in the Gimblett Gravels is widely acclaimed as the ‘vintage of a lifetime’. Perfect in every way, yielding a long warm even climate, without heat waves or cold spells, a nice dappling of well-timed rainfall to stave off excessive vine stress, and a long warm finish which allowed the grapes to be picked unhurried at optimal ripeness and profile. A benchmark growing season !