Albariño ripens well in the warmth and sunshine of the Gisbourne region of New Zealand's North Island. Grapes are hand-harvested from the Brian Tietjin and Bushmere vineyards and whole bunch pressed prior to a fermentation, 90% as clear juice in stainless steel and 10% with indigenous yeast in seasoned oak puncheons. The nose shows aromas of citrus flowers, melon and peach, the palate shows some richness and weight and is backed by stone fruit and lime on the finish.
Zesty and aromatic with a soft, ripe fruit an ideal partner for flavoursome seafood dishes.
Bronze (2017) International Wine Challenge 2018.