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  • From the world-famous alluvial gravels of the Moutere plains west of Nelson.
  • An energetic and aromatic white, perfectly suited for seafood dishes.
  • Arguably Spain's best white varietal & a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Punchy aromatics of pear and yellow apple, with secondary notes of honey and lemon blossom.
Palate Fresh, lively & crisp stone fruit and tropical fruit flavours, with a zippy acidity and a dry, lingering, mineral finish.
Food Pairing Lemon & lime ceviche & prawns.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes From a family owned, single vineyard site on the Hua Gravels, which formerly was the Motueka riverbed. The vineyard was developed with organic and sustainable viticulture and the wine left on lees for 3 months.
Variety Albarino
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2017
Region Nelson
Country New Zealand
Sustainability Biodynamic
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Nelson
Nelson is nestled on the top end of the South Island, two hours to the west of its famous neighbour Marlborough. The wineries are mostly located on the plains, southwest of the town of Nelson, and up on the hills of Upper Moutere.



The region receives a lot more rain than its neighbour Marlborough, however also receives enough sunshine to balance out the rainfall. Nelson’s northern exposure gives it more second highest total hours of sunshine in the whole country. The soil structure tends to clay loams over hard clay subsoils.



Heavier reds like Cabernet Sauvignon don’t do so well in Nelson, where lighter reds like Pinot Noir and even Montepulciano have had more success. In the whites, Chardonnay of very high quality is being produced, with lesser amounts of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chenin Blanc are also cultivated.



Although it is one of the smaller wine regions, the fact that you can visit most of the wineries in a single day is a bonus!
4/5
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Sam Kim
It is elegantly expressed on the nose showing fresh pear, apple, lemon zest and green tea characters. The palate is delicately fruited and finely textured, delivering pristine flavours and subtle savoury nuances, beautifully supported by crisp acidity. Vibrant and refreshing with lively mouthfeel. At its best: now to 2020.

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