The grapes for this wine came from a small parcel of vines on our certified-organic Woolshed vineyard on the Loveblock Farm, in the Lower Dashwood sub-region of Marborough’s Awatere Valley. The soil type is predominately aged alluvial loams containing some silt loam over stone. Dependent on vigour, the vines are pruned to two or three canes and trained in a normal vertical shoot position. Harvest occurred in the month of April. No sulphur or ascorbic acid were used in the vineyard. Use of regenerative growth, manure and horn on the vineyard is employed to promote balanced, fertile soil, biodiversity and healthy grape growth in order to produce wine without the use of chemical pesticides, fungicides or additives of any kind.
Colour: Pale straw with a hint of green and gold.
Aroma: This wine displays lifted aromas of lemon verbena, saffron, orange peel and ruby red grapefruit, followed by a vibrant, green-edged herbaceous layer and some earthy cumin tones.
Palate: The palate is elegant, with juicy white peach and citrus complemented by fresh acidity and a mild tannin note. Layered and textured, the wine has a crisp, lingering minerality on the finish.
Food match: Goats’ cheese, oysters, seafood, pasta and chicken.
Organic status: Certified organic – BioGro #5266.
Vegan status: Vegan friendly.