A beautiful bouquet of ripe apricot with notes of grapefruit together with toasty, nutty well-integrated oak
APPEARANCE – Pale straw with bright clarity.
BOUQUET – A beautiful bouquet of ripe apricot with notes of grapefruit together with toasty, nutty well-integrated oak.
PALATE – Full bodied fruit-driven wine with a rich creamy mouthfeel.
LOCATION – 45 Degrees South
Low cropping grapes for this wine were hand harvested from our Te Wairere vineyard in Lowburn, Central Otago.
A season of hot dry days and cool nights allowed an extended ripening of ripe clean fruit still holding good acidity.
Fluvial, glacial silts and gravels.
7 year old vines
VSP with cane pruned vines.
Winemakers comments: Grapes were whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak barrels (25% new oak) with wild yeasts. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in the following spring. Unfined.
Bottled : June 2018
Alcohol : 13.5 %