Perched on top of the hills overlooking Marlborough's Awatere Valley, our Loveblock is far removed from the agricultural bustle in the valley below. From here you can almost see the end of the planet, the peace lifts you above your troubles. We are charged with creating the best wine we can to express this extraordinary place and its unique aspect. We follow our deeply held belief of low intervention farming, which allows the wine to show its true and naked terroir. Loveblock is our heart and soul.
Batches were fermented separately until dry and a small portion of the juice was barrel fermented in neutral old French oak barrels (approximately 10% went through natural fermentation and 30% through malolactic fermentation in tank). No preservatives were added before fermentation; therefore the wine is low in sulfur.
Lifted aromatics of canned peaches, pineapple, fresh herbs, honeysuckle and elderflower.
The palate bursts with white peach, cantaloupe, Cape gooseberry and green apple underscored by green tea and a ripe herbal backbone. Long citrus and mineral finish, with linear acidity balanced by creamy mouthfeel.