The Happs label represents the gently rolling landscapes between Dunsborough and Yallingup in the Northern Capes part of the Margaret River viticultural region
Happs Dry Wines
Happs dry wines are single varietals. The aim is to express the character of the particular grape as it appears in our vineyards under a management regime that we think is particularly beneficial. Naturally, since the environmental influence is so strong the expression is different from one block to the other even within the same vineyard.
There is one blend, that of Cabernet and Merlot. It is a truism that great wine is made in the vineyard. The grape is the primary source of flavour. But grape flavour depends on soil type, moisture supply, climate and to a surprising extent on vine management. We look to ripe soft flavours with the fruit impression dominant. The best expression of what is possible requires a competent and careful winemaker and in Mark Warren we have a man with the necessary commitment, talent and experience.
Nearly all Happs varietals depend to a lesser or greater extent upon the flavours imparted by French oak barrels. In some cases the wine undergoes fermentation in the barrel. In others ferment proceeds in tank and only a portion is fermented in wood. In some whites the yeast lees see time in oak before they are returned to the wine in tank. One wine sees no oak at all and that is Verdelho.
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