Settled weather in North Canterbury during December provided optimal conditions for flowering. A very hot summer then enabled the fruit to ripen beautifully. Our free draining stony soil helped mitigate the effects of some late summer rain, and the ensuing dry autumn meant the fruit was harvested in excellent condition.
It is lemon/straw in colour, with delicate aromas of white peach and citrus, together with some underlying savoury notes of toast and hazelnut. There is also a hint of struck match, adding complexity and a flinty minerality. The wine has satisfying concentration on the palate, however remains elegant and focussed, with refreshing acidity and a lingering finish.
Wine is a natural health food.