Light-straw with a gold hue and a bright clarity.
A composite array of nectarine, peach, nashi pear and quince paste.
A medium bodied wine with a light, seamless texture. The clean fruit flavours persist on the lengthy finish.
This wine can be drunk fresh or cellared for 4- 5 years.
This wine will make a perfect companion to pork and chicken dishes or enjoy with pâtés and soft cheeses.
Alcohol: 13% /vol.
Residual Sugar: 6.8 g/L
Titratable Acidity: 5.7 g/L
Chris and Dave Macdonald.
Conders Bend Road, Renwick. Marlborough.
Climate: The budburst timing was slightly later than normal and the vines experienced typical spring like conditions of variable temperatures, winds and rain. Early varieties, such Pinot Noir, flowered in cooler conditions leading to smaller yields. Other varieties had warm, dry conditions over flowering, resulting in healthy crop levels. In mid-December, the weather became warm and dry. January was notable for strong winds that parched the landscape. The later part of the season recorded lower sunshine hours, resulting in a slightly later start to harvest
Silty loam over free draining gravels.
Vertical Shoot Positioning. Standard vertical trellis.
11th April 2017.
The fruit was handpicked and whole cluster pressed. After 24 hours of light settling, the juice was racked off the heavy lees. A selected, aromatic yeast strain and cold fermentation temperature were used to preserve the fruit’s inherent, delicate flavours. After fermentation, the wine was aged on yeast lees for 2 months to aid the creamy texture. Bottling date 24th Jan, 2018.
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