• layers of citrus peel and ripe stonefruit flavours • subtle hints of hazelnut, flint and spicy oak • richly textured with a creamy mouthfeel • a delightful long, dry and lingering finish
Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand. Matau (Fish Hook) & Ika West (Fish) Blocks. Planted 2006-2014. 3.31ha. Ancient Moutere alluvium clay soils, featuring deeply weathered and dissected gravels.
• carefully hand-harvested, the grapes were gently whole-bunched pressed • the resulting juice was fermented in both new and old French oak barriques and puncheons • the majority of barrels were fermented with specially chosen yeasts; while a small proportion were left to undergo ‘wild’ fermentation • weekly batonage - or lees stirring - promoted yeast autolysis which added both body and complexity • malolactic fermentation naturally occurred once the weather warmed in the spring • only the best barrels made the final blend, before filtering and bottling without fining • bottled March 2018 – 1752 bottles produced