Region: Rapaura, Wairua Plains, Marlborough, New Zealand.
Tasting Notes: Bright, even, very pale straw-yellow colour. The bouquet is steely and refreshing with aromatic white stonefruit and floral notes that are intermixed with mineral and nutty nuances.
Winemaker: Allan McWilliams.
"Brilliant, very pale straw yellow colour with slight green hues, pale edged. This has a fresh, up-front and elegant nose of white stonefruits with floral elements and subtle honeysuckle, nutty and earthy elements adding interest. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, tightly bound and delicate flavours of white stonefruits and minerals show with earth and nutty notes. The palate is lively and fresh with good acidity and energy, providing good linearity. Some alcoholic drive and body forms a weighty, vinous mouthfeel, with a rounded core, which carries the flavours to a solid, earthy finish. This is a well-weighted, tightly bound, fresh and lively Pinot Blanc with classical earthy flavours. Serve with antipasto and tapas over the next 3 years. Pinot Blanc from the ‘Orchard’ vineyard, hand-picked, WBP, and fermented to 13.7% alc. and 4.5 g/L RS. Certified BioGro organic." - Raymond Chan, 4/5 stars