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Grown high in the Dartmoor Valley, Hawke’s Bay, this arresting wine was hand-picked from mature vines and fermented in French oak barriques (80 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, with a fragrant, complex, slightly smoky bouquet, it is notably refined, with mouthfilling body and deep, vibrant stonefruit and toasty oak flavours, poised, rich and very harmonious