100% Chenin Blanc from Mt Difficulty's Long Gully single vineyard in Bannockburn, Central Otago.
Fruit was harvested cool and handled in a reductive fashion throughout processing. The wine was racked clean and fermented relatively cool to protect the lovely ethereal flavours. The nature of the fruit, with a high degree of acidity, dictated the style in which we made the wine. The ferment was stopped by chilling and racking to another tank, then filtered but not fined.
The long hang time in 2014 delivered an exotic combo of peach, honey, talc, melon and passionfruit. The palate displays luscious ripe yellow peach and mandarin zest characters, partly driven by the residual sugar. The wine then starts to narrow down as the focused natural acidity drives the wine into a lively citrus tinged clean tight finale!.
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