The Rose family have been Marlborough grape growers for over 30 years. Their home vineyard in Rapaura has strong soils, gravelly and deep: this wine aims to be an ultimate expression pf this site. Very low yields and labour intensive viticulture create a powerful Riesling, at once rich and precise, full bodied, but with stark mineral cut.
32hl/ha, from this gifted site in Rapaura; 30 year-old vines. 490 x 6 packs produced
Harvested in late April, whole bunch pressed, unsettled, fermented with vineyard yeasts and no temperature control in tank, for 10 months. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, in February 2016. 14.8% alcohol.
Straw gold a little hazy but candescent and alive.
Fresh alfalfa hay but also game hare especially. This smells like a hot spring day on our farm and, this doesn’t come from home but still, it completely evokes a place.
This tastes like yellow flowers cammomile, crystanthumm, rocket blossom and this is synesthesia. But this tastes like daffodils look.