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 bunch selected, and with minimal-intervention winemaking to craft wines with unique excitement and a distinct sense of place.
The vineyards for this prestige wine are 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”.
Further, the 2020 growing season in the Gimblett Gravels is widely acclaimed as a ‘vintage of perfection’. Perfect in every way, yielding a long warm even climate, without heat waves or cold spells. Early Spring began with slightly higher rainfall and average temperatures, before the late spring where temperatures soared with below average rainfall. The summer continued along the same path, with long dry higher than average constant temperatures and little rainfall. Warm and dry, allowing optimum flavour development. A benchmark growing season!