Our Vergence White is a non-traditional blend of several varieties in which we aim to make the most harmonious wine possible. As the varieties reach optimal drinking at different times, we have decided it would be most beneficial to create a series of non-vintage wines (or “marks”) that allows us to get the very best from each of the components that we are working with. The core of our Vergence White MK1 is ultra-ripe Semillon from Pegasus Bay’s 34 year old vines, aged in old oak puncheons for 18mths. The remainder is comprised of Muscat, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay, in varying proportions. Different fermentation and maturation techniques have been utilised to add balance and complexity, including skin contact and lees aging for some portions.
Intense citrus aromas of lemon peel and grapefruit soon give way to perfumed notes reminiscent of jasmine and orange blossom. The palate is unctuous and textured, with a pleasing richness that gives body and weight. Skin contact and ripe phenolics have added additional complexity to this wine, while a crisp and lively acidity ensures it remains well balanced and focused, with a lasting finish.