Appearance: Crystal clear, pale lemon.
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.
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. The wine was aged on its lees for 6 months to develop texture.
Bottled: October 2018
Acidity: 9 g/L
Residual sugar: 8 g/L