Gorgeous little citrus flowers link arms with melon and peach to dance in the sunshine, always maintaining an air of class. Meanwhile, lime lingers in the shadows vying for attention.
This aromatic white wine grape, hailing from Spain and Northern Portugal, also performs exceedingly well in Gisborne.
It was a challenging vintage to navigate in Gisborne with frequent rain through February and March. The summer started hot, with very settled weather around the Christmas period before the wetter late summer arrived. The fruit was often picked at relatively low sugar levels, however the hot summer delivered excellent flavour ripeness. The aromatic wines look very good, particularly Albarino.
The fruit was picked and gently pressed to stainless steel tanks. 85% of the clear juice was racked and fermented with yeast selected to highlight the lovely aromatics and texture of this exciting variety. The remaining 15% of the juice was run to seasoned French Oak Puncheons for a natural fermentation which adds complexity and richness to the wine.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses