Chris and Dave Macdonald
Conders Bend Road Renwick, Marlborough
Alcohol: 11.5 % w/v
Residual Sugar: 12.9 g/L
Titratable Acidity: 7.9 g/L
Conditions were very dry early in the season, with average temperatures, clear skies and a high risk of frost. Warm conditions over flowering in mid-December resulted in good yields. Decent rain in early and mid-January, allowed for healthy canopies and vigorous growth. February was hot and dry, followed by warm, dry March; perfect weather for intense flavour development.
Silty loam over free draining gravels
Standard vertical trellis
15th April, 2016
Light-straw with a green hue and a bright clarity.
Aromatic notes of lemon, lime and granny smith apple with intriguing ginger and nutmeg spice notes
A medium bodied wine with layers of citrus fruit, zest and spice overtones.
Although delicious in its youth, this wine can be cellared for up to 5-6 year.
Serve as an aperitif, or with lighter food options such as summer salads and seafood
The fruit was handpicked and whole cluster pressed in the cool morning conditions. 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 flavours. Some residual sugar was left at the end of ferment to retain a delicate balance between acid, sugar and alcohol. Bottling date 9th September, 2016
Sam Smail and Rowan Langdon
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