The fruit for this wine is sourced from subregions around Hawkes Bay. Vineyards in the
north at Bay View, provide the finished wine with ripe stone fruit characters, while sites on
the cooler river terraces above the Tukaekuri River at Puketapu and the Ngaruroro River at
Maraekakaho add a more flinty, grapefruit note. These sites also provide natural acidity to
the blended wine. Shoot thinning, leaf plucking and bunch thinning are all practised in the
pursuit of quality.
The individual vineyard parcels were harvested separately in mid to late March and
fermented in both tank and French oak barriques (85%). the finished wines were left
on there yeast lees with regular stirring until blending and bottling in January 2018. A
percentage of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to naturally soften the wine.
Ideally suited to rich seafood dishes, especially crayfish and scallops or white meat dishes.
2018 - 2021
Region: Hawkes Bay
Oak Use: 85% barrel fermented in French oak. 15% new
Total Acidity: 6.9gL
Residual Sugar: 1.7gL