Benmorven Road, Southern Valley, Marlborough.
Soils: Clay based soil with a small amount of light coloured gravel.
Topography: Gradual north facing slope.
Climate: A diurnal shift with very warm days followed by cool nights.
Regional characteristics and contribution to uniqueness of flavours:
Warm days and cooler nights with clay rich vigour-moderating soils all contribute to the small berries which gives this wine power, concentration, intensity and a deep rich colour.
The fruit was sourced from a single vineyard on Benmorven Road just west of the township of Blenheim. Traditionally harvested mid-season and typically produces a deep coloured wine with intense dark fruit, concentration and power.