Hamish Clark and Stewart Maclennan
Fruit was predominantly sourced from the valley between twin peaks in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys sub-region.
Soils: Clay-based alluvial.
Topography: Flat and 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.