A delicate, pale green/gold color. Aromatically an intense wine showing classic Sauvignon Blanc aromas of gooseberry, nettle, and dried herbs and minerality with an underlying tropical and citrus background. Flavors of tropical fruit and herbal notes have been derived from the careful selection of various areas of our best blocks in the Waiata Vineyard situated in the Waipara Valley. The full flavors and tight structure of the palate reflect the intrinsic qualities of the Waipara Valley vineyard. The wine has been made with a moderate acidity level to complement the flavors and provide balance without dominating. A small amount of residual sugar enhances body and balance in what is a generous and complex wine.