Classy buying here for not much money. Delicious pure fruit with a lovely minerality and a crisp zingy finish.
"Fabulously aromatic and dazzling, the wine shows passionfruit, Granny Smith apple, white floral and kaffir lime notes on the nose, followed by a powerfully expressed palate delivering terrific fruit purity and intensity. Wonderfully flavoursome with zesty acidity, finishing long and super tasty. At its best: now to 2024." 5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2021
"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