The kiwi outpost of Henri Bourgois, planted on a former sheep station that has never known the use of any pesticides or chemicals.
Matured on fine lees without any malolactic fermenation this is full of complex aromas and citric flavours combining with harmonious mineral notes, gentle passion fruit and blossom characters. Has potential for some ageing
Produced from organically managed grapes. This is a medium-bodied white wine with classic Chenin Blanc characters of honey, quince and green fruits with a mineral-like acidity. The palate is full, with a touch of residual sugar balancing the acidity.
This is a full bodied and rich Hawkes Bay blend, densely coloured and exhibiting a bouquet of plums, red fruits, dried herbs and hints of oak. The palate is soft and generous in nature, making it easy to enjoy as a young wine; however well ripened tannins suggest it has the potential to age exceptionally well.
A drier styled Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris, elegant and delicious with flavours of citrus, peach, honey and pear. Barrel fermentation in seasoned barriques has provided richness while the tank ferments have captured the classic aromatics and flavours of Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris.
An intense and powerful wine true to its origins. Flavours are a mix of ripe tropical fruits, citrus and hints of fresh herbs and pea pod. Dry and full bodied with a crisp finish that provides freshness and length.
This is a very ‘varietal’ wine, displaying classic Hawkes Bay Syrah notes of plums, blackberries, pepper and exotic spice notes with subtle oak integration. It is a medium bodied and food friendly style with excellent ageing potential.
This is a full bodied Chardonnay that displays vineyard-derived complexity and elegance. Naturally made with a `hands off` approach it is food friendly and age worthy. It vividly exhibits the peach notes of Bay View Chardonnay with the more crisp mineral characters of the Maraekakaho and Ohiti Road stony soils. Subtle oak and lees derived complexity from barrel ageing add further interest.
A delicious combination of ripe summer fruits and delicate floral perfume - citrus blossom and elderflower entwined with nectarines and white peaches, mandarin and cantaloupe with a twist of lemon. Intensely flavoured, succulent and crisp with a delicate herbal infusion - quintessential Marlborough.
ileni`s state of the art winery, vinifies grapes using modern and traditional methods which help to produce a dry, refreshing, all round well structured wine. Pale lemony green in colour with a satisfying nose of kiwi, lime, gooseberry, tropical fruits and a touch of grassiness. Whilst the palate displays taught acidity, zingly citrus fruits, gooseberry, stone fruits and minerality.y.