Intensely concentrated luscious flavours stack the palate of this wine. The botrytis concentration is classic, defined by a honeyed toastiness that mingles with the fruit derived marmalade and dried apricot characters. A remarkable wine that will endure and evolve over many years of cellaring.
The grapes for this wine were hand-picked on Wairau River’s Rapaura vineyard next to the winery. This site has a habit of delivering intensely sweet and flavoured fruit exhibiting pure botrytis characters in special years. After careful selection and delicate pressing the juice was transferred to seasoned French oak barriques for fermentation.
Alc: 9.5 % TA: 7.8 g/L pH: 3.6 RS: 213 g/L