On the nose this has both the freshness of capsicum and the sweetness of green figs, neither under- nor over-ripe, as well as a light saltiness and a hint of passionfruit. On the palate it is mercifully dry with really good intensity and focus in a difficult vintage. It has both fruit weight and freshness and persistence and a long stony finish. Mouth-wateringly pure
Vintage : We sound very French when we say “we harvested just before the rain”, but we actually, honestly did. 2017 was unprecedented in Marlborough, being hit by not one but two tropical cyclones during the peak of harvest.
Food Pairing : The distinctive mineral saltiness of this wine makes it a match made in heaven for seafood, particularly oysters or lightly seared