Region: Rapaura, Wairua Plains, Marlborough, New Zealand.
Winemaking: The grapes were hand harvested on 31st of March 2020. The fruit was whole bunch pressed where the free run juice settled for 24 hours then racked with light lees. A portion was fermented in a concrete egg with the remainder in a 500L French Oak puncheon. The wine was matured on lees to gain complexity and texture for 10 months before blending, a light filtration, and bottling.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of green tea and white peach, this Pinot Blanc follows through on the palate with a ripe citrus and nashi pear flavours. A compelling palate that contrasts the fruit characters with texture and savoury notes from the fermentation vessels and time on lees, giving a lengthy textural finish.
Technical: Alcohol - 13.5%. pH - 3.24g/l. TA - 5.8g/l. RS - Dry. Contains sulphites. BioGro certified organic and vegan friendly.
Winemakers: Allan McWilliams & Jordan Hogg.
Accolades: NZ Organic Wine Awards 2023 - Bronze Medal Winner
"Fragrant and full bodied, this powerful, harmonious wine was fermented and lees-aged in a concrete egg and oak puncheons. Vibrantly fruity, with strong stone-fruit flavours, showing excellend depth, vigour and poise, it is dry and well-rounded, with wide appeal." - Michael Cooper, 5/5 stars
"Aromas of green and brown pears, citrus and apple, some white spice notes and a stone mineral core. Taut, youthful, and dry on the palate with flavours of citrus then white fleshed orchard fruits, plenty of acidity and gently warming alcohol forms a solid foundation for fruit and ageing. Well made, ideal for seafood dishes and as an aperitif." - Cameron Douglas MS, 92/100