A complex nose of citrus peel, green apples, roasted almonds and vanilla bean custard. The palate shows a fine mineral thread and the creamy character on the nose follows through with orange citrus notes of tangerine.
A Pinot Noir-dominate blend with Chardonnay; fruit is taken from across three of our vineyard sites, ensuring complexity in the base wine.
Base winemaking/blending: 100% hand-harvested and whole bunch pressed, 30% wild ferment in neutral French oak barriques, parcels kept separate until blending
Tirage/Lees Aging: 36 months on lees, 5g/L dosage, 6 months on cork before release
Region — Central Otago
Vineyard — Cairnmuir, Felton Terraces and Murrell
Vintage — 2016