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Our vines grow on a slender terrace at the edge of the Awatere River, with a unique microclimate and soil structure. Influenced by a fault line, a river, and the power of the nearby Pacific Ocean, our land is stony, dry, windy and cool, elements that create wines of elegance, minerality with a lively and lingering finish. We let the untameable terroir of the Awatere Valley express itself through our vines, grapes and ultimately wines.
VINE AGE: 13 years old
WINEMAKING: Stainless Steel & French Oak
BARREL AGED: 12 months
SOIL TYPE: Clay and Riverstone
RESIDUAL SUGAR: <300g/l
One of the most fun wines we have ever made, it never fails to please with it juicy passionfruit, fresh honey and orange notes. It is a sweet wine, but the presence of punchy minerality and acidity balances the palate beautifully. In Essential Awatere fashion the finish is lively, crisp and lingering. A delicious wine that brings together “new world” fruit and “old world” elegance and minerality.
Creme Brulee, Lemon Meringue, Creamy Blue Cheese,