Fruit for this wine was sourced from the Waipara region. Not far from the sea and sheltered from the mountains to the west, this region has warm days and cool nights resulting in wines with intense ripe flavours while retaining good natural acidity. There are a raft of great things to do near Waipara. Visit the seaside township of Kaikoura and go whale watching or maybe relax and unwind in luxury at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. In Hanmer you can soak in the thermal pools set in a stunning natural environment or enjoy being pampered with a massage.
GRAPE TO BOTTLE
The fruit was harvested in mid-April to gain optimum ripeness then lightly pressed to tank. Cultured yeast strains, cool fermentation techniques in tank and a small percentage in used French oak barrels have helped preserve this wine’s natural fruit flavours. Some residual sugar was left to provide balance in the final blend. Post fermentation, the wine was left on yeast lees with occasional lees stirring to help build the desired texture and richness on the palate. Gentle fining and careful filtration followed before bottling.