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.
An elegant wine that truly over delivers. Ripe red fruit layered over vanilla spice and white pepper. The pallet has lovely fruit weight and fine tannins, with vanilla bean and raspberry carrying through a long finish.
This wine is from grapes grown in two of our Hawke’s Bay vineyards - Tantallon and Campbell Brook.
The grapes were harvested from the respective vineyards and transported to our Riverview winery were they were crushed to open topped stainless steel fermentation vessels and inoculated with a range of yeast strains. The ferments were pumped over several times per day until dry and then allowed from 2 to 5 days extended maceration. The wine was then pressed off the skins and some was put to barrel where it was aged for 12 months. The wine was then transported by road tanker to our Katikati winery for final blending and finishing.