Nose: A melody of red berry fruit, subtle oak and savoury notes.
Palate: Rich and complex with cherry and strawberry flavours, fine integrated oak and tannins and a smooth earthy, tobacco finish.
The parcels of fruit for Waihopai were sourced from the Cromwell Basin. Consistent with the intent behind the Waihopai range, a minimal handling philosophy was employed. The vineyards used in the Waihopai range have been consistently producing high quality wines. Advanced technical vineyard management practice beyond the usual, and a hands-on wine making approach is the signature for these wines. This wine was fermented in stainless steel tank to retain aromatics and fruit flavours. Aged in barrel to develop the richness and complexity.