This wine is off-dry in style with aromas of citrus and white peach. Residual sugar is well balanced with fine natural acidity running through the palate. This wine has a retained natural sweetness balanced by ripe mineral acidity, to create a classical, low alcohol, classic German Spätlese halbtrocken (off-dry) style.
The juice was settled and transferred to tank for fermentation. It was fermented cool, and stopped when the balance between sugar, acid and extract was judged to be perfect. The wine matured for four months on full fermentation lees before being fined, filtered and bottled.
A superb example of a Canterbury Bordeaux, witha smooth and well balanced palate. This wine has a deep burgundy hue with a distictive noes of berry fruits, plums and cherries. The palate shows elegance and extension with hints of spice and white peppery notes.
The 2010 vintage was a good one in Georges Road, Waipara with a prolonged Indian summer.