Immediately smoky, dark and brooding. This is a deeply perfumed elegant wine showing a multi layered nose of earthy beetroot, game, sweet citrus oil and a delicate hint of creme patisserie. The palate is again dark and brooding with an underlying power. Complex flavours include spiced fruit compote and fruit of the forest which intertwine with a compelling combination of oak and fruit tannins producing a long finish tinged with anise.
Silent Noise Chardonnay is a fresh modern Australian style, citrus driven and complemented by the subtle use of oak. While 50% of the wine was fermented in new French oak., the oak component is unobtrusive yet critical to the overall aroma and texture.
Pears on the nose nearly overriding the subtle incantations of citrus blossoms and delicate bath salts. On the palate endless layers of sun warmed pears and enchanting whispers of cinnamon and cardamom with a creamy mouthfeel and a fresh slightly citrus finish.
93 points Decanter
The unusual horizontal fermentation tanks ensure that the wines benefit from extra lees contact during maturation thereby adding to the complexity and richness of the finished wines. Jean-François prefers a cool fermentation to retain the intrinsic fruit character of his various cuvées whilst also allowing his wines to mature for 3-5 months on their lees. This maximises the wines’ ripe textural style that acts as a counterpoint to the wines’ archetypal fresh minerality
Cherry Block will take you on a journey to a special part of New Zealand, the southernmost wine region in the world, Central Otago. The extreme continental climate of Central Otago is one of fiercely cold nights and long summer days. It is these intense conditions combined with the lush surrounding cherry orchards that serve to create the vivid, rich and spicy nature of Cherry Block Pinot Noir.
Grapes were hand picked then whole bunch pressed and juice settled for 4 hours. They were barrique fermented in French Oak barriques (27% new) and aged for 10 months before blending. A full malolactic fermentation occurred in spring, followed by lees stirring in winter every 2 weeks to stop post malolactic fermentation.
Ripe peach and grapefruit aromatics on nose. Underneath hints of butter scotch and toasty oak. Creamy malolactic notes on palate, with tropical fruits sitting nicely on top. Rich and full bodied, whilst showing nice balance and elegance.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
This classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc represents exceptional value for money and has built up a loyal following through it’s constant quality year after year. The style works equally well as an aperitif as matched with seafood or chicken dishes and looks great on the table at a dinner party
It is intensely aromatic on the nose showing passionfruit, kaffir lime, green rockmelon and lemon zest characters. The palate is equally impressive, displaying excellent fruit purity and vibrancy, backed by juicy acidity, leading to a lengthy mouth-watering finish.