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Region and Terrior

Lower Wairau Valley.


Soil: Even, fertile, deep, free-draining silt loams on sand.

Topography: Flat, even land.

Climate: Slightly cooler than further up the Wairau Valley with a long, slow ripening period.

Regional characteristics and contribution to uniqueness of flavours:

This is a slightly cooler area, which contributes to the wine’s elegance. The soil from the lower Wairau Valley is very nutrient rich, which is reflected in the mineral character of the wine.

Food Match

Smoked chicken salad.

Ageing Potential

Drinking well now and will continue to evolve and improve over the next five years.

2016 Vintage Winemaking, Viticulture and Analysis 

The fruit was lightly pressed, eliminating any skin phenolics. After settling, the juice was inoculated with a selected yeast strain and fermentation
was carried out in 100 per cent new French oak barriques. The wine then went through malolactic fermentation, followed by ten months ageing on yeast lees with regular stirring. Once completed the best barrels were selected for this blend and it was lightly fined, stabilised and prepared for bottling.


Clone 15 grapes were sourced from a vineyard in the lower Wairau area. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and machine harvested at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol 13% v/v

Residual Sugar 2.8g/litre

Acidity 5.6g/litre

pH 3.34


Hamish Clark and Matt Thomson

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