A bouquet of lemon and lime freshness, delicately perfumed with aromas of white blossom. A lively palate with pristine acidity, subtle notes of vanilla supported by delicate oak, a hint of spice and a mineral finish.
5 Stars by Michael Cooper, NZ Wines (Aug 21) 93 points and 4 Stars by Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (May 2021)
The 2022 growing season and the subsequent harvest was defined by frequent and timely rain and a warm dry ripening period. This combination of nature’s irrigation from October through December left the vines quite happy with prolonged flowering and good fruit set. The superb ripening weather that followed from January through the end of April really delivered quality fruit.
Hand-picked in ideal condition and ripeness on the 4th April 2022. Whole bunch pressed, minimum settling followed by natural fermentation in French oak (10% new) and aged on lees for 12 months. Bottled on the 3rd March 2023.