Vibrant red and dark cherry, hints of boysenberry and layers of baking spices are in perfect harmony in this seamless wine. The dusty, integrated tannins add structure to the elegant middle palate and the lingering finish is filled with mineral and red fruit notes.
Olearia Lineata is a small dense tree with elegant fine branches and tiny drought resistant leaves that once carpeted the valley floors of Central Otago. We are fortunate to have large numbers of these officially ‘at-risk’ trees in and around both our Bendigo vineyards and continue to plant more.
This wine comes from the very steep, highest elevation parcels on our Rocky Point Vineyard, planted on mineral-rich schist soils.
The grapes for this wine were hand-picked between the 1st – 7th of April, fermented using only indigenous ‘wild’yeast, and matured for 17 months in French oak barrels.
This wine was bottled unfiltered on the 9th of October 2023
32 barrels were made.
“Flint, schist, and dried strawberries with some orange peel undertones. Briny. Perfumed. Medium body, firm and velvety with a creamy and polished finish. Shows brightness with a caressing mouthfeel. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.” James Suckling.
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