The 2021 growing season was the third in a series of drought years for Waiheke Island. Without a wet winter or spring, grapevines were showing signs of water stress. The season started early with the first signs of budburst at the beginning of September. While some early harvest rain put pressure on it was followed by periods of dry warm weather to develop the concentration and flavour that is seen in the 2021 wines.
Black doris plum, wild boysenberry.
A dense palate, with concentrated spiced plum flavours. The acidity flows with the wine to create a long mouth coating finish. Vibrant, and with notes of wild strawberries and raspberry liquorice.