This winery was featured at a tasting sponsored by the New Zealand Consulate in Vancouver, 2012 and bought a bottle the next day at the local liquor store.
Clear with a pale lemon-green core moving to a thin water white rim with almost invisible legs, this wine has some nice intensity with developing aromas of petrol, stone fruit. some citrus and significant minerality.
It’s a medium dry wine with better than average and awesomely low alcohol – sign this one up for a brunch! Beautifully balanced flavours of Anjou pear, Granny Smith apple, pink grapefruit and a marvellous scent of petrol pervade.
The lengthy finish was enhanced by the hors d’oeuvres we matched – salty tortilla chips and sweet heirloom tomato salsa, and creamy, soft cow’s milk cheese from Hilary’s (Vancouver Island).
A WSET Very Good wine and a smashing deal to boot with lovely balance between the acidity, fruit and secondary development characteristics. Drink now and whenever possible although you could probably hold this for a while to enhance the petrol.
Enjoy with salty and sweet snacks or brunch.