On arrival of the fruit in the winery the team were aware they had some work to do. The berries were immediately crushed and the first 400L (Cuvee) was separated from the balance of the juice pressings. The pressings tank was partially added back to the free run juice to add solids. After 2-3 days this juice began to ferment naturally, until it was decided the balance of sweetness, acidity and texture was perfect. The wine was then chilled to minus 2 when fermentation would stop and then bottling with no additives and only coarse filtration would take place.
Colour – Brilliant straw
Aroma – Lifted florals of jasmine flowers, rose petals mixed with fresh lime juice. An intensely aromatic wine with subtle complexity of bath salts and slate.
Flavour – The palate is a combination of freshly squeezed citrus and spice with a tight mineral definition. Also lingering in the background are white peaches and apricots which adds to different layers of complexity in the wine. The texture is chalky which supports the slight sweetness. The finish is long and succulent, and finishes clean even with the tight crisp acid structure.
Current vintage 2018