Craft Farm ‘Rose Hip’ Hawke’s Bay 2016

Blended White from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 27-Dec-2017
Pale orange colour, a little opaque, with some depth, lighter on the rim. This has a gently full and voluminous nose with good depth of citrus, spice and musk fruit aromas along with a piquant yeasty, leesy and hop-like layering intermingling with mineral elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a good, deep heart of savoury citrus fruits and tropical fruits, with spice and musky grape notes, entwined with subtle yeast, lees and hop-like skinsy notes. The fruit is poised with edgy, firm, bitter elements and the acidity lends cut and freshness. This has precision and clarity, and the flavours carry with good energy to a lingering, nuanced finish of nutty lees and musk. This is a dry skin-contact wine with flavour precision, showing savoury citrus, spice and musk flavours along with a nutty, hop-like and mineral layering. Match with pork and veal dishes over the next 3 years. A blend of 30% each Gewurztraminer, Muscat Petit Grains and Albarino with 10% Pinot Gris, from the ‘Home’ vineyard, undergoing some foot-stomping and indigenous yeast co-fermented to 13.5% alc. and 1 g/L RS, the wine on skins for 2 weeks, undergoing MLF and bottled with 30ppm SO2. 800 bottles made. 18.0+/20 Dec 2017 RRP $34.95

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