Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Luminous peach/copper hue, with a reassuring, organic, light haze. Lifted floral aromas leap out of the glass along with burnt orange rind and a nutty complexity. Lovely fine phenolics fill the mouth giving great weight and texture to the wine. Orange rind, peach and Negroni like flavours follow. A great wine to accompany a variety of tapas-style foods."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"It's beautifully lifted and inviting, showing orange peel, ginger spice, dried apricot and fragrant spice aromas, leading to a wonderfully flavoursome palate filled with rich fruit intensity. Superbly structured by silky texture and polished tannins, finishing firm and sturdy. At its best: now to 2025."
93/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, August 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Lipton Ice peach tea, orange rind and Japanese pickled ginger, slightly musky, dusty and peppery. Juicy peach and apricot flavours with a layer of spice and gentle nutty umami character, subtle white pepper tannin, a freshening juicy orange tang, and a perfumed finish of excellent length. It’s a clean, refreshing and beautifully turned out version of orange wine, and lovely to drink. I’m going to guzzle it."
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2020 Vintage)
"Full of personality, the 2020 vintage was grown mostly in the Bellbird Springs vineyard, at Waipara. Pinot Gris-based, with small amounts of Muscat, Riesling and Gewürztraminer, it was fermented in various vessels, including barrels and amphorae, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Apricot-coloured, it is already drinking well, with a touch of tannin and lively, concentrated stone-fruit and spice flavours."
92/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Made with Pinot Gris and using traditional skin contact techniques this wine is indeed orange in appearance with aromas and flavours of peach tea and apricot, fruit spices and wild flowers. There’s a core of mineral chalk and scents of kishmish fruits. Plenty of texture that dances across the palate. Fruit tannins and acidity add texture and length with the flavours of persimmon and apricot, peach, apple and quince. Really quite a lovely wine with best drinking upon purchase."