The grapes for this wine were grown in our Omaka Valley Vineyard in Marlborough. A super warm summer led to plenty of flavour development and resulted in fruit with excellent aromatics, intense flavour and great retention of natural acidity.
We harvested the fruit at night in cool temperatures to preserve the wonderful flavours and aromatics. The grapes were gently pressed and the juice settled prior to fermentation of which 10% was fermented in barrel to accentuate texture and complexity in the wine. The remainder was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to retain the bright, varietal aromatics.