The Mietta block, planted on the dark basalt-derived soils at the top of our block contains the first vines we planted. Each year we look forward to making wines from this special block from which we expect great concentration of flavour and texture. In recent years we have seen poor fruit set and low fruitfulness caused by rain and wind during the critical flowering period in October. Unfortunately the 2014 growing season adhered to this devastating weather and once again we have only produced two barrels, each bottle individually numbered!! The consolation is in the concentration. This wine produced with 70% whole bunch has the great complexity and wonderful tannin structure that we have come to expect from Mietta.