The Basedow's "Village White" was known in the early 80's adn 90's as the Basedow's "White Burgundy". "Burgundy" is an historic and highly respected region of France just as the "Barossa" is known to Australia. The French prohibited the wine world from the use of the word "Burgundy", but the end of the day, it is not the white wine name that you drink and enjoy. It's still the Basedow's wine that you will remember.
The season started with good early and mid-winter rains, however August to November saw virtually no rain. Budburst started in early to mid-September with a rapid onset of fruit set. The near perfect,
mild ripening conditions continued through December and early January. Mid-January saw rainfalls of 50mm replenishing soil moisture and setting the vines for perfect ripening conditions. The warmer weather in February accelerated ripening with vintage starting in the last week of January. The whites and reds show wonderful aromas and good natural acidy, with the reds showing very strong colour.