Crystalline bright, with a barely perceptible yellow colour The nose displays distinct mineral notes that verge on metallic, along with rapidly alternating layers of intriguing vegetal aromas such as chili pepper, tomato leaf, and lime, and the attractive mouthfeel features the liveliest acidity seen in years. In short, an intensely aromatic wine with a full flavoured palate.
This is a very intense and powerful wine. True to its Marlborough origins its flavours are a mix of ripe tropical fruits, citrus and cooler notes of green fruits and fresh herbs. It is rich and full bodied but a crisp finish provides freshness and length.
This vintage is a classic example of Benchmark Chardonnay. Lemon, green in colour with fresh aromas of citrus fruit, honey and subtle stone fruits. The palate is soft and creamy with honeydew melon and nuances of sweet spiced cream along with a fine, natural acidity. The fresh citrus flavours all have great length, with good texture on the palate from the time spent on lees. Best suited to creamy fish dishes, chicken salads or just on its own.
The wine is pale gold with green hues. On the nose the wine shows ripe pears with subtle floral and strawberry notes. These aromas follow on to the palate, which predominately tastes of green pears and is finely balanced with creamy notes provided by the time spent on lees coupled with dry, crisp acidity. This Pinot Grigio is designed for early drinking and is a perfect match for seafood dishes and light, Summer salads.
Intense passionfruit aromas combine with tropical fruit flavours in this classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh, pure and long on the palate, this wine reflects premium vineyard sites within the Awatere valley.