After ageing for 12 months in new French 500 Litre barrels, this is an attractively opulent wine with sizzled butter, bran biscuit and toasted nut flavours adding complexity to citrus and pineapple characters.
The wine is built for ageing and we recommend to enjoy it between now and 2014.
Single Vineyard: Home block
Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
Clones: Mendoza, Gm 2/23, UCD 15
healthy soil, strong plants and Sustainability
After a good Nelson summer with plenty of sunshine, we headed into a wet February. Fortunately the good weather returned and we
enjoyed a picture-book harvest with warm days and cool nights – excellent
conditions for flavour development.
Hand-picked and hand-sorted on 14 April with 23.8 Brix
More weight, intensity and oak influence than the regular label. Quite a rich,
creamy wine with pleasing layers of peach, nectarine, bready yeast lees,
sizzled butter and spicy oak. Fleshy, mouth-filling wine with good complexity
and length. Shows a little heat from alcohol on the finish.
Brilliant light golden-yellow colour with a pale edge, this has a very full, rich and powerful nose of ripe stonefruits with mealy, tropical fruit notes, and bold nutty, spicy oak.The Nelson Mail
Full-flavoured on the palate, this shows ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavours, quite rich, lush and opulent in expression. The oaking is powerful, adding breadth and sweet vanilla elements.
This is a very warm, generous and upfront style that will be a match with pork belly and rich white meat dishes over the next 4-5 years. Jun 2011
After 12 months gentle ageing in 500-litre oak barrels, this wine has an opulent texture and oozes classic butter, toasted-nut and tropical fruit characters. A few bottles of this will find their way into our cellar to age for another few years, if we can keep our hands off it.