Waipara has had a cracker of a harvest two years in a row, an unusual occurrence for the region. In fact, we’re thinking of renaming our vineyard ‘LUCKY’, after it managed to avoid fruit damage from not only the frosty start to the season, but also a freak hail storm. Once the weather warmed up the ripening season was glorious, with very hot temperatures during the day, and fresh cool evenings. The entire crop was thinned to ensure even ripening and intense flavour accumulation. It was a long harvest, starting early and finishing late, but we’re very happy with the results, it’s what we call a ripper of a year!
To retain the fresh fruit characters of this wine it was fermented and matured in 100% stainless steel tanks.