Classy buying here for not much money. Delicious pure fruit with a lovely minerality and a crisp zingy finish.
""Our vines grow on a slender terrace at the edge of the Awatere River, with a unique microclimate and soil structure. Influenced by a fault line, a river, and the power of the nearby Pacific Ocean, our land is stony, dry, windy and cool, elements that create wines of elegance, minerality with a lively and lingering finish. We let the untameable terroir of the Awatere Valley express itself through our vines, grapes and ultimately wines.
Succulent fruit balanced by lovely, subtle and flinty minerality. This is a seductively powerful and moreish wine yet understated by its elegance. The nose is all about floral and nettle notes. In Essential Awatere fashion the finish is lively, crisp and lingering. A delicious wine that brings together “new world” fruit and “old world” elegance and minerality." Winery
"Pristine and instantly appealing, the wine shows crunchy apple, kaffir lime, feijoa and fresh herb notes, followed by an intensely expressed palate that's juicy and lively. It's classically styled with loads of tasty flavours. At its best: now to 2026." 5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2023 (2023 Vintage)
Considerable value here.