“SPOKE Brink Sauvignon Semillon takes a well-known model from places like Graves and Margaret River and turns it into a graceful, beautifully upholstered, organically-grown Grand Vin with stellar presence and unrivalled finesse” Matthew Jukes.
SPOKE Brink is made from hand harvested grapes, grown in the oldest organic vineyard in Marlborough. They have been whole bunch pressed to get a relatively clean juice straight away. The skins have not been broken prior to crushing, so it has had little time to oxidise. The ferment then starts with wild yeasts, rather than being inoculated with cultured yeasts.
This wine exhibits lemongrass, white peach and lanolin aromas with a hint of struck match on the nose.
Citrus peel aromas lead onto the palate, with an immediate sense of richness and weight. This is a fuller bodied wine, structurally and texturally fascinating.