Initially, aromas of candied pear and quince, followed by a subtle floral lift with lavender.Spiced pear, waxy, supple, textural, bright acidity, persistent flavor and mouthfeel.
The Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Waipara growing season had a marked similarity. Cooler temperatures in the respective regions during the flowering period reduced berry size and bunch weights. As is often the case with the smaller berries, the flavours are more intense and concentrated. The warm dry conditions leading into harvest across
much of New Zealand ensured the flavour, acidity and sugar levels of the grapes all benefited from the increased hang time. The fruit in each block was picked at optimum ripeness.