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Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"This wine has great concentration with a fresh mineral quality giving the wine lift and elegance. The aroma is delicate with ripe pear and peach flavours and a subtle floral spice. The palate has beautiful balance with fine acidity and texture.
The grapes were machine harvested, pressed to tank and cold-settled. Clear juice was racked off and then inoculated with selected yeast strains. Fermentation was in stainless steel with cooling control for a fruit driven style. Fermentation was stopped early to leave some residual sugar (10g). The wine spent four months on yeast lees before blending."
Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, May 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"A striking core of fruit showcases aromas of bosc pear and fresh red apple, there’s a distinctive mineral quality and fine lees nuttiness. Youthful and complex. Satin texture with contrasting acidity touches the palate first then flavours of pear, apple, quince and orchard stone fruits. Just dry, salivating and new. Balanced and well made with a lengthy finish, best drinking from 2022 through 2026."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2020 Vintage)
"The generous 2020 vintage is a freshly aromatic, full-bodied wine. Handled in stainless steel tanks, it is vibrantly fruity, with very good depth of vigorous peach, pear and spice flavours, and a smooth, off-dry (10 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish."
92/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, June 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Fleshy, flavoursome wine in an off/dry style with ripe pear, apple, clove and ginger flavours supported by ripe, fruity acidity that helps to drive a lengthy finish. Smooth-textured wine showing good varietal definition."
Reviews for the 2019 vintage below…
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, December 2019 (2019 Vintage)
"This is splendidly styled and expressed; the richly fragrant bouquet shows golden peach, ripe pear, mandarin and subtle spice aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that's wonderfully weighted and mouthfilling. It's delightfully supported by subtle sweetness and bright acidity, finishing fabulously long and delicious. At its best: now to 2023. "