Hand harvested from Brookby Hill Vineyard in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. The vines sit at an altitude of 150m on north facing slopes, and range in age from 10-15 years.
Windblown loess over clay
Fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks and hand plunged. Yeast for fermentation is 50% wild, 50% cultured. Wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Aged for 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new
The bouquet has lifted floral aromas of violets and wild thyme combined with red fruits and a savory earthiness. The palate has crushed raspberries and bright red cherry flavors interlaced with forest floor, coffee bean, and bramble nuances. The wine has a focused frame and a spicy backbone. Velvety tannins and firm structure will ensure this wine ages gracefully.