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Peter's late picking

LONG-TIME Loddon vigneron Peter Cumming expects this season’s vintage to produce wines with flavour the equal of any in the last 20 years.

Peter is just mid-way through harvest at his Bridgewater vineyards, the latest picking season he can remember.

Spring and follow-up summer rains had contributed to a long ripening period for grapes this season.

“This year has been a long, slow ripening year and they (grapes) will have more flavour than most in the past 20 years,” he said.

Peter said picking this season was a month later than usual. “It’s the latest in my lifetime. In the 1980s we would have started picking around Australia.”


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