This is lighter styled red wine, showcasing brambly red fruit and spice notes. Red currants, raspberries, blackberry leaf and dried herbs with a hint of wood spice make this a delicious and satisfying red wine.
Grown on a stony river terrace formed by the Ngaruroro River, this is a warm site with cool night time temperatures, ideal for growing an earlier ripening varieties such as Gamay. Two small parcels of Gamay from the Two Terraces Vineyard were hand picked on the 6th and 10th of March 2021 at 23.2 brix.
Low yields and a dry 2021 season allowed us to harvest fruit in excellent condition.
They were fermented in a single concrete fermenter with wild yeasts and the inclusion of 50% whole clusters. Hand plunging was employed in the pursuit of a light and fragrant wine. After a brief period of maceration the wine was pressed to 500 and 600 litre French oak barrels where it aged on lees for nine months. Bottled without finings and filtration. 390 cases bottled.
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