Region: Rapaura, Wairau Plains, Marlborough, New Zealand.
Winemaking: The grapes were hand harvested with 50% of the bunches destemmed and with skin contact for 24 hours before being pressed. The free run juice was then settled for 24 hours before being racked to a mixture of stainless-steel and seasoned oak barrels for indigenous fermentation. The other 50% of bunches were also destemmed and fermented in a small stainless-steel fermenter on skins for 14 days prior to being pressed with the wine finishing fermentation in seasoned oak. After 8 months of maturing on full lees the barrels were racked together, and the wine was prepared for bottling.
Tasting Notes: This Grüner Veltliner has a complex bouquet of pear drops. spice. and musk with a soft palate of citrus. stone fruits. and white pepper characters.
Technical: Alcohol - 13.0%. pH - 3.66g/l. TA - 6.5g/l. RS - 2.5g/l. Contains sulphites and milk products. BioGro certified organic.
Winemaker: Allan McWilliams.
Accolades: NZ Organic Wine Awards 2022 - Gold Medal Winner
"This is elegantly savoury with bright fruit flavours, showing peach, citrus peel, oatmeal and mushroom notes with a lovely spicy overtone. The palate displays beautifully rounded mouthfeel with silky flow, backed by juicy acidity, making it splendidly structured and lingering with a crisp dry finish." - Sam Kim, 94/100 points
"Certified organic, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown at Rapaura and handled in a mix of stainless-steel tanks (70 per cent) and seasoned oak barrels (30 per cent). Lees-aged for eight months, it is a pale gold, fleshy wine, with generous, ripe, stonefruit flavours, showing good complexity, balanced acidity and a dry (2.5 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish." - Michael Cooper, 4.5/5 stars
"An intriguing grüner veltliner, with an initial impression of feijoa, lime, apple and nectarine leading to a spicy and slightly phenolic finish. I like the contrast in both flavour and texture, which add interest to the wine." - Cameron Douglas MS, 92/100 points