Appearance: Crystal clear, pale lemon.
Wow! Lime alert! This southern star smashes through the palate with green apple and quartz-powder, mineral-driven mouthfeel that lingers long and will send your saliva glands into overload. The citrus intensity is one thing, but the honeysuckle and hints of biscuit really add to the complexity of this wine in the mouth. It’s a clean, zingy wine which zips into action immediately. This is the sort of wine that’ll be perfection with classic, sweet and sour pork with pineapple chunks. 4.5 Stars – Yvonne Lorkin
Location – 45 degrees South
Grapes for this wine were hand harvested in late April from the Cromwell basin area of Central Otago.
A long warm autumn with hot dry days and cool nights allowed an extended ripening of fine clean 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.
Bottled: 20th August 2015
Acidity: 8 g/L
Residual sugar: 8.3 g/L