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2019 Heretaunga Albariño

$ 32.00 NZD

Pale straw coloured with refreshing lemon, lime and ripe nectarine characters. Flavours of honeysuckle and stonefruit mingle with a subtle saltiness that provides a savoury taste to
the wine. Rich and full bodied yet fresh with mouth-watering crisp acidity giving great balance, length and structure.

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2018 Heretaunga Chardonnay

$ 40.00 NZD

Vibrant pale straw colour with some green tinges. Fresh and fruit driven, almost Chablis-like in style. Complex and light on its feet. Vibrant acidity balanced by a creamy, lingering texture.

The fruit is sourced from two vineyards in Hawke's Bay, 20-year-old Clone 15 and 95 vines that are dry farmed on a silty loam over gravel with some limestone influence, and old Mendoza vines grown on river terrace soil, light loam over gravel. 

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2018 Howell Vineyard Chardonnay

$ 60.00 NZD

Vibrant pale straw colour. Ripe fruits with citrus, hazelnut and cashew notes. A complex, lush and full palate with balancing acidity and tension. Immediately attractive and with many years ahead. Creamy, lingering and long.

100% hand harvested fruit from 20-year-old established vines that are dry farmed. Soil is silty loam over gravel with some limestone influence. 

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2016 Pyramid Valley Angel Flower Pinot Noir

$ 125.00 NZD

Dense, sustained ruby/garnet.
Dizzyingly aromatic, swells from the glass: indurate spice – clove, cumin, caraway, cassia; ripe and bright red fruit – raspberry, redcurrant, Morello cherry. Quite a head-spinning, aromatic ride.

Penetrating, juicy, sappy, brisk yet enveloping; vibrant flavours of red fruit and spice; also a lively earthy component that is relatively new to this vineyard, arriving in recent vintages: born of vine age and a deeper root structure, no doubt. One could hardly ask for a more invigorating, seductive, and briskly legitimate example of this wine.

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2016 Pyramid Valley Earth Smoke Pinot Noir

$ 125.00 NZD

Saturated, opaque ruby/garnet.
Fascinatingly, astonishingly, unlike its sibling, the Angel Flower, given proximity and wine-making and –growing equalities: pungent soil tones, tobacco/bark and fresh-turned earth, also with dried herbs: bay, lavender, Mexican oregano, even. The fruit spectrum is blue and black. Really sings soil, stratum.

Great weight and texture, dense but mouth-coating, with brighter fruit flavours than the nose might suggest: blueberry, blackberry, sloe. Salinity, from significant active lime in the soil, waters the mouth, extending an already obdurate length. Whereas, with vine age, the Angel Flower is adding content to its early charm, the Earth Smoke seems to be marrying fruit succulence to its established, adamantine, soil-sponsored clout.

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2018 Omahu Cantera

$ 60.00 NZD

A deep, intense ruby red colour with complex dark red fruits predominant on the nose. A beautiful meld of spicy berry aromas with liquorice, sweet oak and vanilla in the background. The three varieties in this wine complement each other in both aroma and palate. The Cabernet Sauvignon delivers power and structure, the Tempranillo, juiciness and flesh with the Cabernet Franc adding aromatic lift and freshness.

A unique Hawke's Bay blend with the structure that will allow it to age for at least 10 years.

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