An exceptional harvest for Marlborough in 2020. Dry and warm summer followed by a dry and cool Autumn allowed for great conditions to harvest.
Very pale straw/green. Lifted aromatics of ripe tropical fruits – passionfruits and guava with some citrus. Light and refreshing, with a crisp citrus finish.
After clarification the juice was fermented cool with close monitoring of the fermentation rate, in order to preserve the maximum amount of primary fruit characters. The wine was immediately racked off fermentation lees after ferment and blended shortly after. Prior to bottling 50% of the wine went through a distillation process to naturally and gently remove the alcohol, in order to achieve the desired 7% alcohol in the final blend.