Vintage 2022 was a very “new” normal growing and harvesting season for a lot of Marlborough vineyards. Having secured a team of talented cellar hands, the first fruit was met with a great deal of enthusiasm and excitement. A good flowering period, steady and at times very heavy rainfall throughout the season had us employ every bit of viticulture knowledge and finesse. It was crucial to be on top of our vineyard management programme.
Fortunately, we had the ability to call on years of collective experience of growing grapes and making wine across the country. Intricate terroir knowledge and almost daily fruit assessment kept our grapes growing to their full potential.
You can expect every bit of aroma and flavour you have grown to know and love Marlborough for.
Vintage 2022 / Wine Spectator – 93 Points
“Aromatic, with terrific precision to the herbal details of white pepper, grapefruit, lemongrass and fresh-grated ginger. Packs a core of mouthwatering Meyer lemon, ruby grapefruit and green apple flavors showing a thread of savory salinity, with an intense, fresh finish.” MaryAnn Worobiec
Vintage 2022 / Winestate – Best Value Buys
“Punchy, medium-bodied wine with fresh passionfruit/lime flavours, showing very good vigour and intensity, and a dry, appetisingly crisp finish.”
Vintage 2021 / Wine Spectator – 93 Points / No.1 Best Value Buy
“Strikes a terrific balance between mouthwatering acidity, fresh herbal notes of lemon verbena and thyme, and core flavors of key lime, meyer lemon, pineapple and tangerine. Gains momentum on the finish, where the flavors sing in harmony and complexity.” MaryAnn Worobiec
Vintage 2020 / Wine Spectator – 92 Points / Top 100 Wine – No.23
“Supple and succulent, offering a generous and juicy mix of passion fruit, Key lime and ruby grapefruit flavors. Expressive and strong on the finish, with touches of freshly grated ginger and green tea.” MaryAnn Worobiec
Vintage 2021 / Wine Orbit – 94 Points
“Fresh and gorgeously lifted, the bouquet shows Granny Smith apple, rockmelon, fig and kaffir lime notes, leading to a powerfully expressed palate offering excellent varietal purity and persistency. Wonderfully flavoursome and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2024.” Sam Kim