This wine is a good reflection of the vineyard site - a dry grown, clay vineyard on a steep slope in the upper Omaka Valley - which is a pleasure to make wine from, due to its natural balance and complexity. Wild fermentation, minimal additives and gentle filtration means that what you taste in you glass is as close to the vineyard a wine can be.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright ruby red.
Vibrant dark plums, cherry and redcurrants, followed by warm spices, hints of worn leather and fragrant toasty oak.
Initial taste is redolent with juicy plums and red fruits, followed closely by darker, more mysterious hints of nutmeg, mushrooms and toast. The palate is silky with great length, good acid balance and well supported by a satisfying tannin structure.
Slow cooked Du puy lentil soup with grilled chorizo, a good slurp of fresh spicy olive oil and a sprinkling of shaved parmesan.