Harvest Date: March & April 2013
Total Acidity: 8.1 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.51 g/l
Bottling Date: 5 July 2013
100% Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand
Exuberant gooseberry flavours complement the banana/pineapple flavours to form this refreshing wine which has a zingy acidity creating a crisp wine that can be enjoyed now or over the next two years.
Short and intense is the best way to describe the grape harvesting of 2013. The fine weather worked in our favour throughout the entire season, including during the critical flowering, ripening and harvest period. As the harvester moved from block to block there was no stopping, the weather was good; flavours were right and within a 3 week period all fruit was safely in the winery. Yields hit targets on all varieties rating the 2013 season up there with the best.
The fruit was picked in the cool of the morning and processed using anaerobic techniques.
The cool fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and lightly pressed. At this stage the greatest of care is taken to handle the fruit as little as possible during these processes thereby retaining maximum fruit character and aromas. The juice was clarified by cold settling, after which it was racked and then fermented for approximately 28 days in stainless steel tanks.