The vineyard is located east of the Blenheim township, close to the sea, in the lower
Soils: Deep fertile, free draining alluvial soils.
Slightly cooler than the rest of the Marlborough Valley, with a slower, longer
Regional characteristics and contribution to uniqueness of flavours:
This vineyard is situated on free-draining fertile alluvial soils of the lower Wairau Valley flood plain. Cooler temperatures allow slower, longer ripening which also contributes tropical and currant characters with high intensity of flavour.
The small parcel of fruit was sourced from 15 year old established vines owned by Jason and Jenny Neal. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool of the evening at optimum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.