Hamish Clark & Stewart MacLennan
Lower Wairau Valley.
Soils: 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 & 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.
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.