Pale straw with a straw hue.
Aromas of white fleshed stone fruit, melon skin, grilled citrus with flickers of gun flint and spice add complexity.
On the palate flavours of grapefruit citrus are met in equal parts by white stone fruit, both are driven along a vibrant acid line giving length to the wine. Textural notes from the barrel fermentation and time on lees give the wine depth and an added perception of flavour.
A traditional winemaking approach was used to produce this wine – handpicking and whole bunch pressing directly to 500 litre French oak puncheons for a natural fermentation followed by 10 month maturation on lees.
This wine was sourced from the north facing Hazeldene Vineyard, sited in the red volcanic soils of Gladysdale. A warm, wet spring followed by a dry summer and autumn period has delivered good crops in near perfect harvesting conditions.