Tasting Note: Mid straw with a bright clarity. Peach, mandarin and nectarine fruit flavours complexed with meally, hazelnut and butter notes. In the background there is also a mineral, flinty character. A medium bodied wine with a creamy texture and soft acidity. The fruit and mineral flavours are well integrated and persist on the long, cleansing finish. On the nose it diplays classic gooseberry, currant and grapefruit, with complexing wet rock and nettle notes, typical of the Awatere Valley sub-region. This wine has bright, fresh acidity balancing the vibrant gooseberry and pure mineral flavours, which persist on the lengthy, crisp finish.
Food Matching: Perfect match for Mediterranean food, pork or chicken and creamy mushroom pastas.
Grape variety: Chardonnay.