Intense, yet elegant. Dense, yet light. Rich yet fresh. Layers of lemongrass, key lime, briny jalapeno, biscuity creaminess and a light flintlock minerality result in amazing complexity and contradiction. Supple but amazingly bright and tense with initial flavors of sweet ripe limes and gooseberry. The beautifully broad and juicy acidity carries the wine through a mid palate of great depth and complexity. Here there is also blackcurrant leaf and a reappearance of the minerality and an almost nutty creaminess that leads to the finish where we see the light smokiness that we’ve come to expect. The finish is ridiculously long and there is such amazingly vibrant freshness that demands another glass. Region: Blind River, Awatere Valley, Marlborough. Fermentation: 100% stainless steel. Post Ferment – Stabilized and filtered with no fining agents added. Three months lees contact.