This vibrant wine has a fragrant nose of lifted lime and manderin aromas with white peaches and a spice background. The palate is of very concentrated citrus and stone fruit notes with an underlying complexity of spices. Highly structured with a along lingering aftertaste.
Location: 45 Degrees South
Low cropping estate grown grapes for this wine were hand harvested in late April from Aurum’s 45th Parallel and te Wairere vineyards in Lowburn.
Climate: A long very warm autumn with hot dry days and cool nights allowed an extended period of ripening with fine clean fruit still holding acidity.
Soils: Fluvial, glacial silts and gravels.
Vine Age: 7 – 11 year old vines on VSP trellis style.
Winemaker’s Comments: The grapes were whole bunch pressed to minimise extraction of skin phenolics and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks. the ferment was stopped to maintain a snall residual sugar level to balance the acidity.
Residual sugar: 7.9g/L.