The grapes for this wine were grown in the Awatere Valley of Marlborough. Close attention was paid to vine health and even fruit development as well as crop loading and fruit exposure to optimise fruit flavour. The grapes were hand harvested in the morning to ensure clean cool fruit was delivered to the winery.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winestate, Michael Cooper (Australia), 01 Feb 10
Michael Cooper's Best of 2009 Releases
"Grown in the Awatere Valley, a full-bodied dryish wine with strong pear, lychee and spice flavours that linger well. Fresh, with excellent depth, texture and harmony, it should unfold well."
Winestate, Di Genders, Phil Lehmann & Hylton McLean (Australia), 01 Dec 09
"Carefully made wine with a soft melon/mango nose and seamless, medium-bodied palate. Some oiliness and alcohol heat."
Winery Tasting Notes
This wine exhibits intense perfumed aromas of fresh ripe pear with hints of gentle spice.
It has a textural palate showing baked apple, almond and cinnamon characters, followed by a balanced drying acidity creating a lengthy and harmonious finish.
Enjoy now and until 2012.