Sourced from 18 year old vines from a single vineyard site in the Upper Wairau Valley. Hand-picked over two different passes to deliver a broader flavour spectrum, the grapes were then lightly whole bunch pressed and fermented at cool temperatures (7 degrees) to retain crisp fruit intensity. Fermentation was stopped when the sugar and acidity were perfectly balanced. The acidity, texture and minerality of this wine interplay harmoniously.
Aromas of honeydew melon and apricot kernel are mixed with an underlying touch of mandarin peel and lanolin.The palate is full of character, releasing juicy mandarin fruit with bright citrus and spicy undertones.
Spontaneous co-fermented on skins. Pressed once dry, put to barrel for 9 months, 70% malo. Racked, settled, bottled un-fined and un-filtered. This ain’t orange, it has been placed in a time capsule with preservative.