Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley of France produces some of the world’s longest-lived white wines. Beginning with focused fruit, florals and laser-like acidity it matures into richly textured and complex wine that retains its fresh acidity into old age.
Grown by Ian and Linda Quinn off their Two Terraces Vineyard located in Maraekakaho, Hawke’s Bay. Hand picked, 100% whole bunch pressed, unfined. The hand picked fruit was whole bunch pressed to yield delicious raw juice which was then fermented with wild yeast in our cast stone egg-shaped tanks. The long fermentation and and further maturation on the spent yeast lees results in wine where the fruit and floral characters merge with savoury brioche like notes. It’s individually delicious. Quince, pear, honeysuckle and freshly baked bread notes merge to characterise the aroma. On the palate and luscious mid palate is framed by refeshing natural acidity and a long lingering finish.