Tasting Note: Colour: Beautifully golden, with green hue.
Nose: Starting off ripe and fresh, with notes of apricot, pineapple and litchi, hidden aromas of banana, butter, caramel, and zippy citrus, quince and lime then come to the fore.
Palate: Very well poised, perfectly integrated oaking with balanced ripeness and minerality zing off each other. Melt in the mouth acidity has great staying power and adds a well crafted focus and length.
Food Matching: This is a versatile wine, delicious on its own, yet enhancing a wide range of food. It pairs well with seafood, goat’s cheese, oysters, grilled fish, sushi, pasta, pesto and mixed salads and will reward serving with salmon, seared tuna and mussels cooked in white wine.
Vinification: Barrel choice and barrel age split were critical. The wine was 10 months in barrel with bottling being done on 12 February 2014. Limited to 5900 bottles.