Offering easy drinking in its infancy, the 2020 vintage (4*) was hand-picked at Gibbston (60 per cent) and in the Cromwell Basin (40 per cent). It was mostly handled in tanks, but part of the blend (17.5 per cent) was fermented in old French oak barriques. Bright, light lemon/green, with fresh pear and spice aromas, it is mouthfilling, with vibrant, citrusy flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, a sliver of sweetness and moderate acidity. Best drinking 2022+.
Type: White Wines
Variety: Pinot Blanc
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $32 NZD
Value for Money: –V
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021
The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.
When to drink: 2022