Inspired by the neighbouring Pacific Islands, this wine range compliments the abundance of fresh fruit and fish the islands are famous for.
The label features a Nikau Palm which is endemic to New Zealand.
Grilled peaches, citrus and roasted nut aromas. The palate is medium bodied with great textural complexity. Ripe melon, vanilla and butterscotch flavours are complemented by the toasty oak. This wine is drinking well now but can be cellared.
This wine is from grapes grown in three of our Hawkes Bay vineyards - Riverview, Tantallon and Kinross.
This wine was blended from several batches, some of which were fermented in stainless steel and then transferred to barrel; others were barrel fermented. In each case, the grapes were machine harvested and taken to our Riverview winery in Hawke’s Bay where they were pressed and the juice transferred to barrel or tank and inoculated with a variety of yeasts including X16 and Prise de Mousse. Approximately 80% of the wine was subject to malolactic fermentation. Following barrel maturation, the wine was tankered to our Katikati winery for final finishing and bottling.