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  • Gold Medal- Winestate Magazine 2017
  • Beautifully matured, flavourful wine, full of character.
  • Rich & silken, with a great balance of fruit sweetness & acidity.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale Lemon
Nose Light, finely concentrated aromaitcs of citrus, yellow wild flowers, papaya and secondary nutty notes.
Palate Beautifully concentrated, mature flavours of rock melon, passionfruit, rosemary, with a crisp orange acidity and a long toasty finish.
Food Pairing Greek-styled stuffed tomatoes.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes 100% hand picked fruit from 12 year old vines on Livingston Road. Whole bunch pressed and aged on lees for 6 months.
Variety Semillon
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2009
Region Nelson
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 12.8%
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!
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Sam Kim
A rare treat in New Zealand, this beautifully maturing semillon shows complex aromas of citrus, almond, beeswax and straw, which lead to a concentrated and focused palate that is rounded and richly textured with seamlessly integrated acidity. The wine shows plenty of character and appeal, and finishes impressively long

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