2020 was a stunning year for Hawkes Bay across all varietals. The year will go down as one of the driest on record, with almost no rain throughout the summer growing period and autumn harvest window. The grapes were harvested in perfect condition at optimal ripeness.
Pale pink. Lifted and bright aromas of watermelon with berry fruit and floral notes. An elegant, finely flavoured palate with crisp natural acidity, fresh berry flavours and a dry 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.
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