"What a stunner. It’s all about length and balance. Class act from the honeydew-meets-sweet citrus-meets floral perfume. Palate is cool, ultra slick, reserved yet finds harmonious mesh of a kiss of sugar amongst sweet lime and mineral-flecked flavours. It’s gaspingly delicious. A wine to upturn a glass and shake out the last few drops. Pedigree and prettiness." 95 Points Mike Bennie Wine Front
MartinboroughMartinborough is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is the island’s driest area, due to the rain shadow created by the Tararua and Rimutaka Ranges. The district is prone to spring frosts, with wind machines employed throughout the area to protect young vines from frost damage. Martinborough’s climate is cool with some maritime influence and the region enjoys one of the longest growing seasons in New Zealand. There is significant diurnal variation, excellent for preserving aromatics and acidity and the naturally breezy conditions help to curb vine vigour, resulting in low yields of grapes with great intensity and flavor concentration. Over time, the river which runs through the region, has carved out cliffs and escarpments to expose stony sub-soils, helping to create the premium vineyard site of ‘Martinborough Terrace’ built over layers of alluvial river terraces. Martinborough has significant plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling but is best known for producing outstanding Pinot Noir sought the world over.