Perfumed white peach and floral aromas with a hint of peppered spice.
Fresh green apple and honeydew melon layered with citrus peel. The palate displays crisp bright acidity with fresh fruit sweetness and an oily texture
Perfectly balanced for immediate enjoyment, this wine will continue to evolve and reward over the next five years.
Stewart Maclennan and Hamish Clark
Waihopai and Wairau River Confluence.
Soils: Windblown silts containing clay (loess) over free draining river stone.
Topography: Flat approximately 78 metres above sea level
Climate: Maritime. While this is a hot site during the day the heat rapidly dissipates in the evening creating a large diurnal temperature range essential for acid and flavour preservation.
Regional characteristics and contribution to uniqueness of flavours:
A warm, free draining moderate vigour site that favours the aromatic varietals.
The grapes were gently harvested and pressed. The free run juice was fermented in stainless steel with the selected yeast M2. Post fermentation the wine was left on lees to add complexity and roundness to the palate. Components of two selected parcels were blended post ferment, lightly fined and carefully finished for bottling.
3 cane Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP). The canopy is maintained through the fruit zone moderating the level of exposure the grape has to sunlight. This helps maintain a certain varietal fruit driven expression.
Alcohol 13% v/v
Residual sugar 2.0g/L
Our Food Match Recommendation:
An exceptionally versatile wine, this Pinot Blanc will complement a wide range of afternoon canapes or grilled fish with fennel salad and lemon mayonnaise.
GOLD MEDAL- Marlborough Wine Show 2022
SILVER MEDAL- National Wine Awards of Aotearoa 2022
SILVER MEDAL- NZ International Wine Show 2022