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.
Raspberry fruit, white pepper, and anise aromas. The palate has lovely fine tannins with rich ripe red fruit and delicate spicy oak. This wine is drinking well now but can be cellared.
The grapes were harvested from Tantallon and Campbell Brook 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.