On release it has a pale lemon colour. The generous aromas and flavours evoke impressions of citrus fruits, nectarines and yellow plums intertwined with savoury elements that suggest barbecued sweet corn, grilled mushrooms and buttered toast. The wine is rich and mouth filling but has a spine of tingling acidity and minerality that keep it tight knit and focused. It has a lingering, tangy aftertaste. With careful cellaring, it can be expected to develop a range of other nuances over the next 5 – 6 years and live for a decade or more.
Waipara, New Zealand
Pale, almost colorless in the glass, this wine smells of golden apples and wet stones. In the mouth the wine has a moderate sweetness, with flavors of lemon and apple, and a hint of something woody, like a wet deck in the rain. A finish of grapes.
50% Pinot Gris, 45% Welsh Riesling, 5% Muscat Ottonel
Intense aromas of roses, rose oil and water, refreshing citrus aromas, strawberries and cherry character, light muscat, very subtle tannins give the wine character.
Attractive bouquet of grapefruit zest, over white blossom and fine herb spice. The palate displays juicy characters of fresh tropical fruit supported by elegant balance and a lingering aftertaste of ripe yellow peach.