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Cloth Label White 2014

Drinking Guide

 

Drink 2017–23

$110

QTY

A blend of six different grapes grown at our St Matthias vineyard, this complex and rewarding wine boasts a spectacular bouquet of strawberries, apples and nectarines perfumed by musk, light citrus and rich oak. These bold and powerful flavours meet exotic white grape tannins, which fuse with the wild ferment’s texture and oak. It’s bright in youth, displays an underlying acidity and, with a little aeration, finishes with the delicate taste of rosewater. Enjoy at cellar temperature 

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Technical Details

This wine was blended out of each of the white varieties that are grown at St. Matthias vineyard plus some Pinot noir. The idea is to have a wine that represents the entire vineyard; playing to the individual strength of each variety while remaining in balance. Fermented for a short time on skins, the wine has more colour and tannin than a normal white wine but is not intended to fit into the ‘orange’ category. Rather it acts as extended skin contact to increase aromatic complexity and provide generous palate richness. The underlying acidity along with the extra tannins should allow this wine to mature for many, many years. You’ll find that this wine has many layers to explore, just like St. Matthias.

"Medium to full brassy-yellow colour with resinous, quince paste, pot-pourri and honey nuances, plus a suggestion of dried apricot. Gewürz-like spice became the dominant note as it aired. The wine is quite evolved on the palate but shot through with crisp acidity. The finish is firm and dry, the acidity lending it a strong backbone. There's a hint of barrel fermentation, which is nicely tucked in the background. A complex, individualistic and lively dry white. 93 Points" huonhooke.com, by Huon Hooke, 27/10/2017