|Marlborough enjoyed weeks and weeks of glorious sunshine from the end of November through to 7th April|
So as a result of a number of factors, 2015 harvest yields are way down. About 50% lower than in 2014, a very big year, and about 30% down on normal production levels. That's due to, firstly, rain at flowering time, then this hot, dry summer. An early vintage never came about as everyone was waiting for full phenolic ripeness.