When we heard that Marlborough’s oldest organic vineyard was about to be grubbed-up, we stepped in. The handpicked fruit has proven to be a dream to work with. In total, two tonnes of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were handpicked, whole bunch pressed and co-fermented together. Two hectares of historic Marlborough vines, brough back from the ‘brink’. The fruit underwent partial skin contact before being run-off into old French barriques and one new French puncheon for finishing.
“Medium-bodied with juicy texture and aromas of beeswax, pears, green apples and cooking spices. Bright apple and citrus wash over the palate.” 91 Points, James Suckling.
“Like a top quality white Bordeaux with the volume know turned up.” 92 Points, Jamie Goode.
“Takes a well-known model in 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.