A wet November with twice the average rainfall gave way to a warmer December and January with hot days but cool nights giving some reprieve to the vines. February experienced some significant rainfall events that freshened up the canopies for later ripening varieties and allowed for some leaf removal without the risk of sunburn. The mild conditions to finish off the season resulted in fresh natural acidity and fruit with a wonderful depth of flavour.
Intense aromas of fresh lime, Granny Smith apple, green melon and gooseberry entice with a touch of jasmine, citrus blossom and passionfruit.
On the palate this medium weight wine has mineral elegance and is juicy with light straw and lemongrass notes. With a silex mineral drive, great tension and a hint of a saline edge, it is layered with good texture yet punchy with a citrus peel finish.
Pale straw colour with brilliant green edges.
Delicious with scallop ceviche and green mango chilli dressing or grilled cod tacos with a side of Japanese cabbage and cucumber salad. Or simply enjoyed with fresh oysters and a meyer lemon drizzle.
The fruit was sourced from our Chapman Brook (81%) and Crossroads (19%) Vineyards, where cool night time temperatures preserve natural acidity and aromatics. Vibrancy, varietal expression and site specific characteristics are created through careful canopy manipulation. The vineyard team is tasked with delivering whole berries to the winery in optimal condition. To achieve this, fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to capture purity and elegance.