The aroma is extremely vibrant and lifts out of the glass. Fresh gooseberry, pear, jasmine flowers and lime blossom, with hints of pink grapefruit and musk.
Exceptionally fresh and crisp with hints of guava, pear and tropical fruits. A salivating, saline quality that delivers full flavoured texture, complexity and a luscious phenolic grip. Its ageability cannot be underestimated.
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.
Each small batch was hand-picked, cooled overnight then whole bunch pressed to provide supple and fine phenolics. The free run juice was lightly settled then transferred to barrel for fermentation in 42% new French oak, 40% second fill and the remainder third fill old oak. Battonage was undertaken once per month to bring texture and some savoury elements, following 10 month maturation.
Pale straw with a green hue.