This is an intensely aromatic wine in a classic Marlborough style. True to its origins its
flavours are a medley of ripe tropical fruits and notes of citrus and fresh herbs. It is dry and
medium bodied with a crisp refreshing finish.
This dry wine is a perfect match for seafood and many Asian inspired dishes
Vineyard sites in the warm Wairau Valley and further south in the cooler Awatere Valley are utilised for this wine. The Wairau vineyards are planted on the “Southern Clays” with heavier soils providing structure and body to the blended wine. The Awatere Valley vineyards are planted on gravelly free draining soils and due to the cooler nature of these sites, pungent notes of nettle, gooseberry, citrus and pea pod are found in the finished wine. The vineyards are all carefully managed with shoot and crop thinning to limit yield and maximise quality.