Hunky Dory Tangle 2021, Marlborough, New Zealand

The Hunky Dory Tangle is the only wine in the Hunky Dory range that is Estate grown. It is grown on the Winsome Vineyard in the Riverlands Southern Valley region of Marlborough. In this region the soils are clay based with some areas of sand and occasional stones. These clay soils respond well to the aeration provided by under vine weeding. The vines display low vigor and are planted five vines to a bay to create greater density in the canopy. A sunny and warm growing season ripened the grapes fully. The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed before being pressed. After settling, the juice is racked to tank for fermentation. The blend is 4% Riesling, 53% Pinot Gris and 43% Gewurztraminer. On the nose honeysuckle, jasmine, quince, lime and lemon abound. Lovely ripe apple, lychee and mandarin flavors fill out the palate giving a delicious dollop of fruit. The full flavored wine is slightly spicy with a lingering smooth balanced finish. The wine is certified organic and is vegan friendly.