5 Stars – Sam Kim
Te Mania’s premier white wine produced in seasons where fruit quality achieves an exceptional standard. In making this wine we have selected only the finest fruit from 16 year old vines in our Home Block vineyard. The grapes are of the ‘Mendosa’ clone renowned for their low yielding, high quality fruit.
Vintage: Intensive viticulture, including Scott Henry trellising and hand leaf plucking, ensures maximum exposure of the grapes to the sun and encourages optimum ripeness and flavour development.
The grapes were gentle pressed to get the finest quality juice. The juice was then fermented in a selection of oak barrels (33% new oak) where the wines lees where stirred once per month and aged for 11 months before blending, filtration and bottling. Full malolactic fermentation has added to the complexity of the finished wine.