Average conditions over flowering resulted in a moderate fruit set. The subsequent warm summer then allowed the grapes to ripen beautifully, allowing us to pick the fruit a little earlier this season than usual.
On release the colour is lemon-straw. Stone fruit and citrus aromas are intertwined with subtle tropical notes and a hint of elderflower, giving a fresh yet exotic bouquet. The extended hang time has added concentration to the palate, together with ripe phenolics that give structure and length. Despite its body, the wine displays a good backbone of typical North Canterbury acidity that balances the residual sweetness and ensures the palate remains clean, racy and bright, with a long and satisfying finish.
Wine is a natural health food