"Typically lithe and slender; minerally, precise, linear, detailed and lean. A characteristic spicy savouriness superimposed with peach and pineapple. There are deeper wells of aroma here, but these remain firmly recessed. Until the palate, that is, which shows how flavoursome this wine truly is. Although it never loses its sheen of minerality, there is a depth of flavour in the mouth that fills the wine’s line satisfyingly well. Entry is precise and lemon-tinged, leading to a mid-palate that swells with slick mouthfeel and butterscotch delight. Texture asserts through the after palate, with a nice cat’s tongue rasp of phenolics atop vanilla and spice flavours. A gentle, reverberant finish."
Clone P58 (100%) from the Tree Block on our Wallis vineyard. Grapes hand-harvested in mid March, whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice was transferred to 20% new French oak barriques. Fermentation by indigenous yeasts preceded a partial malolactic fermentation in spring and regular stirring of lees was carried out over a 10 month barrel maturation. Bottled after light fining and filtration.