Exotic complex aromas explode out of the glass. Oyster shell, pink grapefruit, kaffir lime and musk are complimented by a sea spray and vanilla char from French oak.
Powerful flavours of citrus and white peach drive the palate, with delicate hints of apple pie and white flowers. Generous fruit flavours balanced with precise natural acidity and ripe phenolics, create tension that will make your palate salivate.
We were challenged, battered and bruised, a couple of far north cyclones and a dearth of vintage workers made this a vintage to remember. But with the expertise of our vineyard crew, led by the incredible Steve Martin, a program of shoot thinning, leaf plucking and bunch thinning made sure that we emerged triumphant with whites that are highlighted by crisp natural acidity and ripe fruit flavours.
Luminosa is made in the vineyard. The endemic Gin Gin Chardonnay Clone was handpicked in two parcels during the cool of the morning at the perfect flavour ripeness. Whole bunch pressed to maintain fruit purity. Settled over night and transferred on lees to French
oak barrels for natural fermentation. Battonage as required to ensure the perfect balance of flavour,
complexity and texture. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.