Grown on the lower terrace at Te Muna Road, this wine shows a unique level of texture and complexity. The cooler climate of Martinborough ensures the wine is aromatic with steely minerality while the rocky soils gives intensity of the fruit.
Pale lemon straw. Potentially the greatest release of this wine to date. The nose is abundant with kaffir lime leaf and subtle tropical notes. The palate is electric. The hallmark saline acid of Te Muna and a pithiness to the fruit giving succulence and enhanced drinkability.
VINTAGE DETAIL A cold and windy spring, resulting in lower than average crops, however followed by a warm summer with cool nights. Pristine and typical.
BRIX 21.7 average
PRODUCTION LEVEL 74 hl/ha average
HAND HARVESTED 10%
WHOLE BUNCH 10%
FERMENTATION VESSEL Stainless steel tanks, French oak cuves and French oak barriques
FERMENTATION Inoculated and indigenous
BARREL TYPE French oak barriques
NEW BARREL % 3%
MATURATION 4 months
RESIDUAL SUGAR 4 g/l
ACIDITY 7.3 g/l