Hawke’s Bay lies on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The region enjoys dry summers with moderate, cool nights. This sub region of Hawke’s Bay enjoys long, strong sunlight hours but is slightly cooler than the coastal plains of Hawke’s Bay.
This vineyard is 100% sustainably certified and uses best practices for all export countries. Much like the Pinot Noir Rosé block at the same location, the resulting wine tends to give us lovely chalkiness and texture on the palate. The free draining red gravel with a thin top layer of silt loam and patches of limestone on the banks of the Ngaruroro River probably deserve most of the credit for this. However the cooler nights on this inland and elevated terraces (ranging from 600 - 700 feet) also play their part.