This wine is dry and vivacious with intense citrus and tropical fruit flavours.
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – 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 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: 30th October 2017
Acidity: 10 g/L
Residual sugar: 7 g/L