Aromas of orange blossom, guava, clay pots in the sun, honeysuckle and thyme. The palate has a stony minerality that is found in all our whites from this vineyard. The minerals carve a fine pathway through the palate, supported on all sides by deep fruit flavours and textural palate weight from the lees stirring. The finish is long and persistent, sweet fruit and flintiness being the lasting impression from a warm season.
Wine Maker: Chloe Somerset
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Awatere Valley, Marlborough
Vineyards: Redwood Pass Road
Fermentation/Aging: Fermented and aged in stainless steel tank with 12% in barrels
Cellaring Potential: Enjoyable upon release and over the next 4-5 years