Matt Thomson And Hamish Clark
Fruit was predominantly sourced from the valley between twin peaks in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys sub-region.
Soils: Clay based alluvial.
Topography: Level vineyard site in the valley below low lying foothills.
Climate: Warm days and cool nights, creating diurnal temperature changes.
Regional Characteristics & Contribution to Uniqueness of Flavours:
This is a warmer site than in other areas of Marlborough with good diurnal temperature changes, which contributes to greater retention of fruit flavours.
Grown on clay based soils, the vines are Mendoza and Burgundian Clone 95.The vines were monitored carefully during ripening and fruit was harvested at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.