A wonderfully scented and pure fruited aroma that melds elements of red berry compote and watermelon with subtle woody notes of sun-warmed raspberry canes. A sensitively handled blend of two Pinot varieties; one where the Noir delivers a long, saturated core of pure berry fruit flavour with crisp acid edges and a lightly drying tannin tail whilst the Gris provides the perfect juxtaposition – a subtle richness that lends fruit sweetness, flesh and palate texture.
70% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Gris.
The advantageous climate of vintage 2018 provided a welcome start to what would be a very successful harvest period. A sustained warm Spring meant our vines got off to the best start possible, which further encouraged the notion of a blessed Marlborough season. The start of Summer brought one of the warmest Decembers on record, while the key ripening months of January toMarch 2018 continued to provide above-average temperatures. With the unpredictability surrounding weather patterns towards the end of March, our team took the challenge to start harvest early. From day one we accumulated as much fruit as possible, resulting in one of the fastest intake periods on record. Quality viticulture, the ability to effectively manage our harvest teams and a big front door are some of the key reasons why we were able to create such vibrant wines – typical of the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough.
Gently pressed to minimise colour and tannin pick up; the resulting juices are fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks with select yeast strains, chosen for their ability to capture and enhance aromatic intensity whilst contributing positive palate texture attributes.
Titratable Acidity 5.9g/L
Residual Sugar 4.2g/L
The wonderful rose petal scented aroma dovetails into pure berryfruit characters with bright crisp acid edges and finishing with fleshy tangelo and watermelon flavours.
A versatile wine to be enjoyed year-round. Pair with asparagus, crispy prosciutto and goats cheese. A match made in heaven!
Crafted to enjoy young and fresh; we recommend drinking this wine within 2 – 3 years of the vintage date.