Matahiwi Estate – Pinot Gris
The focus in the winemaking is to capture the pure fruit flavors that come from the vineyard, while adding complexity to produce a multi-dimensional wine. This is achieved by tank fermenting the juice using yeasts that are able to ferment at low temperatures – preserving the essential fruit flavors.
Matahiwi Estate – Sauvignon Blanc
The focus in the winemaking is to capture the pure fruit flavors while adding complexity to provide a multi-dimensional wine. The Sauvignon Blanc juice was fermented in a mixture of stainless steels tanks with a small portion in older barrels. The pure fresh fruit flavors of the tank fermented portions are complemented by the subtle weight and complexity of the barrel ferments. The wine is further aged over the winter on light lees in thanks and barrels to gain added texture before being prepared for bottling.
Twelfth Night – Pinot Noir
The Pinot Noir was crafted from carefully handpicked fruit from the sustainably farmed Vela Vineyard located high above Lake Dunstan in the Cromwell Basin of Central Otago. The different clones were kept separated in individual fermentation vats of 3 to 5 tons. An average of a 5-7 day cold soak was followed by a 7-10 day fermentation time at a peak temperature of 28 ̊C and 5-7 days of post fermentation maceration. The traditional punch down technique was used to ensure maximum extraction of flavors and tannins. Each batch went into French oak where it underwent malolactic fermentation and was matured for 9 months.
Twelfth Night – Sauvignon Blanc
Hailing from the historical Wairau River & Awatere Valleys in the famed Marlborough region of New Zealand, the grapes for this Sauvignon Blanc were sustainably grown in a cool, maritime climate with abundant sunshine. Fermented to dryness at temperatures of 14- 17 ̊C, the wine displays the purity of New Zealand flavors. Aged on the lees for 5 months, the wine has a richness and intensity unique to the Marlborough region.
Twelfth Night – Riesling
From the breathtaking region of Central Otago, New Zealand with unique glacial soils and pure mountain air come the Twelfth Night Riesling. This sustainably grown, single vineyard wine has expressive aromas of citrus and white flowers with nectarine and grapefruit on the palate and a mineral finish. The bright acidity and off-dry style pairs well with a wide variety of flavors.
Twelfth Night – Rosé Pinot Noir
From the breathtaking region of Central Otago, New Zealand with unique glacial soils and pure mountain air comes the Twelfth Night Pinot Noir Rosé. This single-vineyard wine has expressive aromas of cranberry, watermelon and yellow peach. On the palate there is a burst of red fruit and white flowers.
Twelfth Night – Late Harvest Gewurztraminer
This sustainably grown, medium sweet style of dessert wine has expressive aromas of orange marmalade, rose petal and lychee. Rich and smooth on the palate.