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The grapes for this wine were sourced from the sandy silt soils of the lower terrace of the Askerne vineyard. Hand picked and whole bunch pressed, the juice was 45% barrel fermented for texture and richness, and 55% tank fermented for aromatic purity. The tank component was transferred to barrel post ferment, and all barrels completed 100% malolactic. All components were barrel aged on lees for 9 months before being blended. The final blend has a 20% new French oak component and 10% second fill.
Wonderfully aromatic with bright varietal apricot and peach notes, ginger and scented oak spice. The palate is broad and opulent with concentrated stone fruit flavours, a rich and spicey texture on a long and juicy palate. This wine is perfectly balanced to complement a variety of dishes and cuisines.
Gold Medal & Best In Class – Emerging White Wines Regional Aotearoa Wine Competition
Gold Medal & Trophy National Wine Awards of Aotearoa New Zealand