This wine displays tropical notes with a muskmelon aroma. The palate has a harmonious creamy texture redolent of stone fruit, particularly ripe peach and melon. The acidity is nicely balanced against the intense fruit creating a delightful, fruit focused wine.
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|Wine maker notes
|Winemaker vintage notes. "A heavy frost in early spring caused considerable crop loss at Gimblett Rd with minor effects at our Fernhill Vineyard on Korokipo Rd. The summer temperatures and rainfall were about average, with the exception of a week of 35C highs. The weather at harvest was mostly kind though cooler than average requiring us to leave fruit out longer so that ripeness was achieved. Highlights from the vintage are the Fernhill Chardonnay and Viognier – looking very ripe and weighty at this stage – bursting with fruit – vindication for removing so much fruit from the vine at veraison."
|The fruit was pressed and transferred to stainless steel tanks for a cold fermentation. Several yeast strains where used to showcase different characters of each parcel. The separate lots were combined and lightly fined before bottling.