Estate Selection 2018
‘English-hedgerow florals and super-crisp white fruit. Tongue-tingling acidity! This has the shocking freshness of an ice-cold shower! Green gooseberries and tarragon. Move over Muscadet and bring me oysters.’ Reviewed by www.JancisRobinson.com (April 2020)
The highest quality batches from across the vineyard are selected to become our Estate wine. Led by Pinot Blanc & Pinot Gris this wine is elegantly textured and well-structured on the palate, expertly balancing an initial smooth mouthfeel with a crisp cleansing finish. Layers of aromas range from quince, acacia & lime to hazelnut with a distinctive ‘salty’ minerality on the nose and palate. The balance of the blend is made up from small batches of Ortega, Bacchus and Chardonnay – each contributing complexity and interest.
This is a very versatile wine for enjoying now or with the potential to develop over the next 2 to 3 years.
Food Match: Grilled fish, smoked salmon, sushi, cured meats.
Cepage: Pinot Blanc (66%), Pinot Gris (20%), Ortega (6%), Bacchus (5%), Chardonnay (3%)