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2013 vintage report for Perricoota

The dry growing season along with high water allocations have given Perricoota growers the ability to grow vines that were in good balance for vintage 2013.
Pest and diseases were easily controlled, and the only losses experienced were to birds at the tail end of the season.
Perricoota Grape Growers Association president Michael Gray said vintage 2013 saw an early start to vintage.
“It also went longer than anticipated, with the cooler weather at the end of March seeing the last blocks not being harvested until the first week in April,” he said.
Warm weather in late January and early February allowed the vines to ripen easy but did not cause concern for sunburnt or heat-damaged fruit.
Yields were average, with growers experiencing minimal crop loss while being able to control their cropping levels.
“The 2013 vintage has produced excellent quality wines across all varieties in Perricoota, with the standouts being Chardonnay and Shiraz,” Gray said.

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