Vineyard Notes

The grapes come from our Loveblock farm in the Lower Awatere sub region of Marlborough. Perched high on the hill, about 150m above sea level, the Muscat grapes ripen exceptionally early. Picked on 12 March in perfect condition at 18.2 brix, 6.75 TA and 3.42 pH, the grapes were immediately pressed and cold settled at the winery.


Once settled, the juice was racked and inoculated with yeast. Cool fermented till 10 brix the wine was then fortified in true Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise style with grain alcohol. The wine was then stabilised, filtered and bottle into a convenient 500ml bottle in October 2015.

A unique wine style for Marlborough.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Golden glow.

Aroma: Gentle aroma of sloe berries and dried fruit.

Palate: Unfolds with creamy apple pie, honey, rosewater and mandarin. Its crisp acidity ensures a clean, lively finish.

Food match: Enjoy with apple crumble, cheese or on its own instead of dessert.

Cellar: 6 years

Status: Sustainably grown and made.


Winestate: March/April 2017 – 4 stars

2015 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards: Bronze Medal

2015 Spiegelau International Wine Competition: Bronze Medal

2015 Bragato Wine Awards: Pure Bronze Medal


Alcohol 13.5%
pH 3.45
TA 5.4 g/l
Residual sugar 82 g/l


Winemaker: Kim Crawford

Tasted: November 2014

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