Summerhouse, Verdelho, MarlboroughSummerhouse
Variety: 100% Verdelho
Vineyard and Viticulture:
Marlborough’s temperate, maritime influenced climate provides ideal growing conditions for expressive wines with elegance & structure. The fruit is hand harvested when the flavours on the vine shows a broad spectrum of ripe flavours.
In the winery, a small batch focus allows for careful flavour management and varietal expression. The fruit was whole bunch pressed, the juice then racked into seasoned Oak barriques where a combination of selected & wild yeasts were used for fermentation. Aging on lees with regular batonnage has built complexity, introducing the creamy autolysis that the wine displays.
An expressive, full bodied Verdelho with lifted aromas of kaffir lime, orange blossom and ripe stone fruits. A touch of spicy oak, combines with creamy nuances to add palate weight and complexity. A succulent wine with fine fruit flavours that linger to a gentle, silky finish. Only 2,170 bottles made.
Match to a range of shellfish dishes, or a fresh goat’s cheese salad.