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Leftfield / Albariño / Gisborne / 2018 /

Leftfield / Albariño / Gisborne / 2018 /

Harvest Duel

The Harvest Duel shines with a quirky brilliance. Who knows what they’ll come up with next? Their latest move - take a grape that hails from Spain and bring it to New Zealand. Old World meets New in an exciting match that promises to shake things up.

Description

Gorgeous little citrus flowers link arms with melon and peach to dance in the sunshine, always maintaining an air of class. Meanwhile, lime lingers in the shadows vying for attention.

$17.99 ea Buy 6: $15.29 ea

Gastronomy

Imbibe on its own or devour along with a Thai chicken salad

Method

This aromatic white wine grape hailing from the Galicia region in Spain and Northern Portugal, performs exceedingly well in Gisborne. A cool spring and a dry late summer resulted in perfect ripeness in the 2016 Albariño grapes. The fruit was hand picked and gently pressed to stainless steel tanks. 85% of the clear juice was racked and fermented with yeast selected to highlight the lovely aromatics and texture of this exciting variety. The remaining 15% of the juice was run to seasoned French Oak Puncheons for a natural fermentation which adds complexity and richness to the wine.