Appearance: Crystal clear – pale lemon
Bouquet: Intense perfume of honeysuckle, quince, mandarin peel and melon.
Palate: Freshly scented, lively and tangy, this medium-bodied wine has intense lemon/lime flavours, a minerally streak and a finely poised, dryish, very long finish. Full of personality and potential.
Location: 45 degrees South
Grapes for this wine were hand harvested in late April from the Cromwell basin area of Central Otago.
Climate: A long warm autumn with hot dry days and cool nights allowed an extended ripening of fruit still holding good acidity.
Soils: Fluvial, glacial silts and gravels.
Vine Age: 20 year old vines
Trellis Style: VSP
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 small residual sugar level to balance the acidity.
Residual sugar: 7.8g/L