The 2014 growing season was excellent. They had great weather through flowering and fruit set followed by a long ripening period. Fruit ripened slightly earlier than usual. Spring was humid and settled and the summer hot with high growing degree days. Rainfall occurred at the right times. These conditions produced fruit with lots of flavour and good ripeness.
Colour: Pale gold.
Aroma: It's an aromatic wine with rose water, lychee and jasmine notes on the nose.
Palate: On the palate, the wine has luscious tropical fruit flavours with a hint of citrus and a touch of spice. Partial barrel fermentation adds to the textural quality and complexity. It is medium dry.
Liquor Style: Dry White
Bottle Closure: Cork
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Harvest: Hand harvested
Vinification: Crushed and de-stemmed with short period of skin contact followed by fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tank. 10% fermented in seasoned oak. It is aged on its lees for 4 months
Region of Origin: Hawke’s Bay
Country of Origin: New Zealand
>> "Charming and comforting; this is a gorgeous gewurz showing perfumed aromas of tropical fruit, Turkish Delight, floral and spice on the nose. The palate is equally delightful with rounded mouthfeel and lovely fruit richness, finishing long and silky. It’s off-dry with a beautiful fine finish. At its best: now to 2020."
-5*****, Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)-
>> "Spicy and exotic with medium and intensity; white fleshed fruits, ginger and a touch of baked pineapple lure me in; floral too. On the palate - lightly creamy texture with intense and spicy fruit flavors; a hint of ginger again and suggestions of orange and citrus peel; medium+ acidity, lightly floral, balanced and well made."
-4****, Cameron Douglas (Master Sommelier)-