Cuvée Forte

By design, this wine is unashamedly provocative. It is in no way subtle. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts, lees-stirring, and some skin contact all are accentuated by fermentation and aging in Cigar-shaped barrels.

Intense aroma of orange zest, wild herb and floral notes. Textured and complex on the palate with fine, bight acidity and a lingering minerality.

Grüner Veltliner

Aromas of spiced apple pie with the barrel fermentation leaving its pillowy softness over-laying lemon zest and fresh acidity. This is an ideal aperitif with a full, rich and textural finish that will easily sit on its own or be paired with food.

It will drink best over the next 1-3 years

 Raupo

Chardonnay

A complex bouquet both familiar and new with aromas of toasty barrel, freshly roasted nut, peach and baked apple, citrus and baking spices. On the palate a satin touch is quickly surpassed by textures from lees and barrel spices, then grapefruit and apple, some white peach and crumbled stony soil flavours. Textures from acidity and wood weave through the flavours leading to a complex and lengthy finish. 

All reflecting the tight mineral-rich soils of the upper Omaka Valley.

This wine speaks of place with ease and
eloquence.

Breezemere

Sauvignon Blanc

Aromas of citrus, white peach, wild flower and dried herbs.

The palate backs this up with a fresh acidity, supported by a dry and long minerality driven by complexity from barrel aging on fine lees.

A complex and taut wine that will reward cellaring.

 

Raupo

Pinot Noir

Aromas and flavours of fleshy dark red fruits and Doris plums, some spice surrounded by a rich core of natural acidity.

Soft and yet firm tannins along with barrel toast and natural intensity from this vineyard, lay a sound foundation for aging. 

Thistle Hill

Sauvignon Blanc

Bouquet of ripe yellow and white fleshed stone fruit, ripe citrus and a distinctive core of minerality. On the palate – tense, youthful, crisp and dry.

Flavours of citrus peel and grapefruit flesh, crisp apple, and a savoury dried herb.

 

Sonnet

Awatere – A blend of sites that more Bursting with the aroma of ripe fig, guava, spices, and floral notes, backed up by a rich textural palate.

Enjoy this wine as an aperitif or with your favorite Asian takeaway.

It will not disappoint.