This wine displays intense aromas lime marmalade and apricots. The palate is rich and full, with powerful fruit weight balanced by fine mineral acidity, resulting in a wine with refined texture and a lingering finish.
Produced from the Pilot Block on the banks of the Wairau River. The grapes were carefully hand harvested in the early hours of the morning and returned to the winery in small bins. After gentle whole-bunch pressing the juice was fermented in a seasoned French oak barriques. Free run juice was kept seperate from the pressings and 82% was fermented with cultured yeast while the remaining went through wild fermentation. The innoculated portion went through full malo lactic fermentation. After 12 months in barrel the wine was blended and bottled on the Wairau River Estate.
Alc: 13.0% TA: 5.5 g/L pH: 3.46 RS: 4.9 g/L