Matt Thomson & Hamish Clark
The rows of vines in this vineyard are planted at an unusual angle of 43 degrees north-east to south-west.
The lower Wairau Valley which was previously part of the Wairau flood plain.
Soils: Deep, fertile, free-draining soils.
Climate: Maritime. Slightly cooler than most of the Marlborough Valley, with a slower longer ripening period.
Regional Characteristics & Contribution to Uniqueness of Flavours:
The free-draining fertile soils help to produce the intensity of flavour in the wine. The vineyard has an extremely healthy canopy with good leaf cover. The vine health along with the vineyard rows being slightly off the usual north-south orientation contribute to the characteristic flavours of this wine.