Dog Point, lower Omaka Valley.
Soils: Free-draining with a mix of stones and lighter soils.
Climate: A warmer area of the inland south western Wairau plain.
Regional Characteristics & Contribution to Uniqueness of Flavours:
This is a warmer site (than other regions of Marlborough) with early budburst allowing a long ripening period well into late Autumn. This hang time increases the intensity and ripeness of the characteristic Gewürztraminer aromas and gives a rich weight to the palate.
The fruit was sourced from Ben & Lisa Halliday’s Lone Gum vineyard in the Dog Point region of Marlborough. Destined for a full, ripe, weighty style with no botrytis influence, the fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool of the evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.