Amoise Gris 2020
100% certified organic fruit, macerated and spending almost a month on skins. This is from the Mangatahi Terraces, of higher elevation and a bit cooler and more marginal than the other Hawke’s Bay appellations. The wine is light and fragrant this year, a blood orange colour with the usual hints of pear and ginger spice.
ORGANIC / BIODYNAMIC / NATURAL / NO SO2 ADDED
Clos Henri La Chapelle Blanc de Noir
This is technically a “Blanc de Noir” – made from 100% Pinot Noir and in a rich and full bodied style of Methode Traditionelle. If you prefer your bubbles on the yeasty, chocolatey and savoury end of the spectrum this should definitely catch your eye. Creamy long and satisfying savoury finish too.
Greystone Organic Pétillant Naturel 2020
Attractive and flavoursome with a natural effervescence. The palate is fresh and the finish is long. Fresh, dry and with a persistent and fine mousse.
“Broad, textural sparkling wine that’s more vinous than fruity with ginger-like lees, apricot blossom and a suggestion of mineral character” – Bob Campbell MW ( writing about the 2019 Petillant Naturel )
Libiamo Field Blend 2019
A combination of Gewurztraminer, Marsanne and Muscat all grown in Millton organic and biodynamic vineyards. Picked by hand, fermented and aged on skins the wine was then pressed and rested in older demi-muid French oak barrels.
This wine is rich and sensual with an adoring complexity of bosc pears and walnuts together with pretty white flowers and juniper berries stimulate the aromas. The taste is dry with a subtle pucker of textured tannins.
ORGANIC / BIODYNAMIC / NATURAL
Pegasus Bay Gewürztraminer 2017
Skin contact and fermenting with solids provide increased structure and a subtle hint of struck match, while the oak aging and lees contact adds mouth feel. On the palate it is rich and unctuous, with ripe phenolics and a lingering aftertaste of fresh ginger that complement the wine’s off-dry finish.
Quartz Reef Méthode Traditionnelle Rose
100% Pinot Noir was hand-picked. Bottle fermented and aged on lees for a minimum of 18 months.
A romantic bouquet of strawberry sherbet and rose petal with a hint of shortbread. Enhanced by lush pinot notes, a creamy acidity and a touch of nutmeg in the finish. Vibrant with an alluring length, focus and clarity.
ORGANIC / BIODYNAMIC
Seresin Beautiful Chaos Natural White 2019
The 2019 Beautiful Chaos Natural white embodies a minimalist, mindful way of winemaking that marries special parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. This playful biodynamic blend has been handpicked and fermented naturally on skins in individual amphorae clay pots for 30 days, then bottled without any stabilisation, fining or filtration. The result is a wonderfully savoury, textured wine that is well supported by a mouthwatering, salty acidity and firm phenolic structure.