2021 Heretaunga AlbariñoHawke's Bay
Vibrant, flavoursome Albariño from our Howell Vineyard in Bridge Pa, hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, barrique fermented, aged on lees.
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.
~ 93 Points (Excellent) ~
Peaches and salty air, citrus and yellow flowers, crushed stone mineral highlights and a focused youthful energy. Flavours on the palate reflect the bouquet with citrus then stone fruits, lemon and grapefruit pith, yellow peach and some apple qualities. Taut and youthful with a vibrant texture and lengthy finish. Lovely aperitif and seafood ready expression. Best drink from 2022 through 2027.
- Cameron Douglas MS