This rare, estate-grown, North Canterbury wine is made in a sturdy Alsace style, hand-picked ultra-ripe at Waipara, tank-fermented and matured for six months in old oak puncheons. The powerful 2017 vintage (5*) is highly perfumed, weighty and fleshy, with concentrated, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, and a smooth, slightly sweet (18 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Delicious.
Type: White Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $31 NZD
Value for Money: AV
This wine is a Potential Classic.
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed March 2022