Winemaking - Hand harvested from select rows within our Waihopai River Vineyard then whole-bunch pressed, the resulting juices were warm-fermented in either large-format oak or cool-fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The oak selection was for the first time to include a single 1000L French oak oval – vessels our winemakers believe are potentially the perfect shape for the fermentation and maturation of aromatic white wine. Following extended aging on fine lees the blend was put together, balancing the tight, bright fruit intensity of tank fermentation with the textured, savoury complexity of barrel fermentation. Tasting Note - An engaging and deeply complex nose of wildly contrasting elements: Mineral tinged lemon – lime citrus with bold savoury elements of smoke, gunflint and yeast. Building from first aromatic impressions, the palate similarly contrasts classic Waihopai mineral-laced citrus with bold savoury flavours and a subtle new-oak influence. Fine, bright rails of acid pierce the palate creating a sense of tension whilst highlighting the wet, stone-like minerality that contributes both flavour and a fine grainy texture to the fantastically long, rich finish.
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