50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier
“A beautifully balanced Brut Champagne offering an elegantly expressive bouquet of pale floral notes and subtle hints of brioche and breadcrust. The creamy, refined palate adds to the sense of harmony, style and finesse. The dosage of 9g/l is perfectly judged in order for this excellent Réserve Champagne to provide ideal apéritif enjoyment.” Neil Sommerfelt / Master of Wine
The wine is sweetly fruited and fragrant on the nose showing spiced cherry, strawberry, game and mushroom characters with subtle nutty complexity.
The palate is succulent and smooth with ripe berry flavours together with elegant savoury nuances, backed by polished tannins.
The grapes were harvested and then fermented in small open top cuvees and hand plunged 4 times per day. Very gently pressed, the wine was aged with a mix of new and old French oak for 4 months prior to light filtration before bottling.
“Packed with fruit flavour with a light oak influence, this is a great example of a value for money New Zealand Pinot Noir. Also great served chilled from the fridge”
From a single vineyard situated in new sub-region of Ward, the grapes were picked at dawn to retain freshness from a special parcel of the Pinot Noir clone-Abel. They were gently pressed and fermented and then left for 11 months on the lees before bottling.
A vivacious sparkling rose with an abundance of strawberry and cranberry aromas,plus nuances of rose petal and orange blossom. 100% Pinot Noir grapes, it exudes red fruit flavours finished with a slight sweet spice.
Hand picked and hand sorted. Gently destemmed and fermented in small open top fermenters with 10% whole bunches included. Hand plunged four times daily during fermentation. Lightly pressed directly after fermentation with no post alcoholic maceration. Aged in 100% French oak barrels for ten months prior to light filtration and bottling.
Crimson red in colour, this wine has intriguing aromas of forest floor, kirsch cherries and red liquorice with hint s of subtle spice. The juicy palate shows a lovely purity with notes of vibrant red currant. This wine has an elegant tannin structure, complemented with a lingering savoury finish.
An extremely hot, dry vintage combined with cooler nights and clay-rich soils contributed to very small berries, which gave a lifted nose and good intensity of fruit from the Mt. Victoria Block. Lightly pressed after fermentation the wine was then aged in 100% seasoned French oak.
Spicy, complex and youthful aromas of sweet cherry, cardamom seed and exotic spice. The palate is juicy and bright with earthy savoury undertones and a suave, plush tannin structure.
Sourced from our Brookby Hill Vineyard in the Southern Valleys, the grapes were hand harvested and partially de-stemmed before undergoing 50% wild fermentation. 30% whole bunch clusters were added to the ferment for an increased lift in aromatics and structure. The resulting wine was aged in 25% new and seasoned French oak barrels for 11 months. The wine was unfined and unfiltered.
Dark crimson in colour, the bouquet has lifted floral aromas of violets and wild thyme combined with red fruits and a savoury earthiness. The palate has crushed raspberries and bright red cherry flavours interlaced with forest floor, coffee bean and bramble nuances. Velvety tannins and firm structure will insure this wine ages gracefully.
The grapes were thinned to one bunch per shoot to increase concentration and flavour. All leaves were removed from the fruiting zone to achieve maximum ripeness and to avoid any unripe characters. Grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed directly into 7 year old hogs head barrels, for wild fermentation. Aged on full yeast lees and stirred regularly for 10 months, with as mall portion going through malolactic fermentation.
Offers a savoury nose with aromas of lemon balm, lanolin oil and apricot kernal, combined with biscuity notes. The oak is well-integrated providing complexity and structure.