Superbly ripe Flora grapes, grown by Rex Sunde of Oratia, were gently pressed on top of luscious Albariño grapes from the Big Cock vineyard in Matakana. The juice fermented naturally in old oak and produced a full bodied, textural, exotically perfumed & heady wine. We hope you enjoy! But, be careful, at 14% abv it’s got some oomph!
5 Stars - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
Superbly ripe and complex, the bouquet shows apricot, rockmelon, fig, vanilla and roasted hazelnut aromas. The richly expressed palate delivers succulent fruit intensity with creamy texture and refreshing acidity, offering excellent drinking. A blend of Floral (Oratia) & Albarino(Matakana). www.wineorbit.co.nz
4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper
Well worth discovering, the highly distinctive 2022 vintage (4.5*) is a blend of Flora (68 per cent), grown at Oratia, and Albarino (32 per cent), grown at Matakana. Fermented in old oak casks, it is a bright lemon/green, mouthfilling wine, with generous stonefruit flavours, spicy and toasty notes adding complexity, fresh acidity and a dry finish. A powerful wine, it's already drinking well. www.michaelcooperwines.com