Region: Bendigo Hills, Central Otago, New Zealand.
Winemaking: The grapes were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours prior to racking. The stainless-steel portion 80% was fermented for 32 days with cultured yeast, selected to retain the varietal purity and 20% was fermented in older French Oak and underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked post ferment and matured on light lees for 6 months prior to bottling.
Tasting Notes: A powerful nose of benzyne and kerosene with a well-balanced palate of honeysuckle and rhubarb. A crisp citrus acidity is matched with a lengthy finish.
Technical: Alcohol - 13.5%. TA - 7.0g/l. pH - 3.35g/l. RS - 4.0 g/l. Contains sulphites. BioGro certified organic.
Winemaker: Allan McWilliams.
“Currently on sale, the 2015 vintage is a bright, light lemon/green, richly scented wine, with a powerful presence. Mouthfilling, vigorous and dry (3.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), it has concentrated lemon, apple, and spice flavours, developing bottle-aged complexity, and a long, tightly structured finish. Certified organic.” – Michael Cooper, 5/5 stars