FROM THE LOWER TERRACE OF OUR TE MUNA ROAD VINEYARD IN MARTINBOROUGH, THIS WINE IS SOURCED EXCLUSIVELY FROM SEVERAL PARCELS OF VINES GROWING ON A STONY, LIMESTONE INFLUENCED SOIL ADJACENT TO THE HUANGARUA RIVER.
Intervention in the cellar is minimal out of care and respect for characters of the vineyard, resulting in a wine with a distinctive fine, soft, chalky texture and great elegance.
Pale straw colour with green hues. Fresh aromatics of jasmine, sage, nectarine and lime. A textural wine on the palate with strong fruit flavours of apple and grilled pineapple ably supported by fresh acidity. The finish is long and chalky, a hallmark of this vineyard.
Date: May 2013
“Weighty, ripely flavoured wine, crisp and lively. Good balance of passionfruit and green capsicum notes, with fresh acidity and a lingering finish.”
- Michael Cooper
Date: October 2012
Publication: Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
“Bright straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale edge. The bouquet is freshly firm and brackish with concentrated aromas of pungent passionfruit, gooseberries and blackcurrant leaves, lifted lime and mineral detail, the aromatics still tightly bound. Dry and medium-bodied, this is crisp and tight with good concentration of gooseberry fruit, blackcurrants and minerals, underlined byracy acidity. The mouthfeel is dry and chalky, with very fine textures, revealing a subtle richness and sweetness enhanced by the zingy acidity. This has a good palate line that leads to a fine-textured, tight finish with moderately sustained nuances of gooseberries and fresh herbs. Tight and youthful, this is a dry, chalky textured sauvignon Blanc with detailed flavours. Match with seafood, poultry and creamy pasta dishes over the next 3+ years.”
- Raymond Chan
Date: November 2012
Publication: Wine Orbit
90 Points, 4½ Stars
“An elegant expression of the variety, the bouquet shows lime zest, white peach and subtle herbaceous notes. It's juicy and focused on the palate with fine texture and bright acidity, finishing linear and crisp. A refined sauvignon with delicate, persistent flavours.”
- Sam Kim