"Bouquet of delicate florals, passionfruit, gooseberry and green bean. The intensity of aromatics could have you mistaking this for a racy Marlborough Sav. Green bean, passionfruit lemon and a hint of stone-fruit are evident on the palate. The palate is medium bodied, with rounded mouth-feel and medium length. Juicy acidity blends in nicely with other components." - Michael Cooper 4 Stars
This wine has elements of citrus, steely minerality, Granny Smith apples. The acidity is fine and fresh, with solid fruit on the palate and a firm, dry, grippy finish.
On the palate, medium-bodied with light crisp flavours of pear and a touch of citrus. This beautiful pale gold wine exudes a lovely aroma of fresh fruit with a garnish of spice. Will naturally accompany dishes Vietnamese style, perhaps blue cod, or even duck.
This wine is drinking well now and will hold up well for another three to five years.
Welll structured, elegant, with good length on the palate. A slow cool ferment has highlighted characteristics of citrus/lime and pear together with mineral and flint notes.
100% Martinborough Pinot Gris, grown on the alluvial gravel terraces for which the district has become famous. The season was perfect allowing high quality fruit to be harvested early in the season giving brilliant perfumed fruit flavours. The style is off dry (4.8g/l residual sugar) with a soft ripe backbone and long lingering finish.
Currently the wine shows the pear/white stonefruit flavours this variety is renowned for. This wine will make a great aperitif or combine beautifully with light fish or pasta.
This Riesling is made in an off-dry style to enhance the natural sweet fruit flavours this variety has to offer. It has all the hallmarks which in time will develop the delicious oily characters attributed to the great Rieslings of the world, fabulous fresh summer drinking but also with great aging potential. This has a light oak treatment to add mouth feel & complexity, with floral aromas that lead into vibrant honeyed and lime characters with beautifully balanced acids and a flinty mineral interest on the palate.
Pale straw in colour, this wine has a perfumed nose with pear, lemon, honey aromas, and a hint of stone fruit. The palate is mineral with flavours of lemon and honey. Textured and complex wine with balanced acidity and off-dry sweetness.
Pale straw in colour, this wine has fragrance with grapefruit, lemon, apple, gooseberries and passion fruit aromas. The palate is full-bodied and textured with flavours of citrus fruit and grapefruit, and a balanced crispy acidity.
Our 2016 Te Tera Pinot Gris has lifted aromatic characters of ripe pear and spice together with ginger and floral notes in the background. On the palate the textural elements come to the fore, imparting pithy rich fruit that is beautifully balanced against a small amount of residual sugar.
The result is a luscious, utterly drinkable, soft style Pinot Gris that would pair perfectly with Asian foods or as a stand-alone beverage.
An inviting mix of guava and tropical fruits round out the bouquet leading to a zesty citrus flavor. The crispness on the tongue lend a hand to the dry, mineral finish that leaves you wanting more.
Exhibits typical regional characteristics of citrus fruits with notes of mineral and honey. Off-dry, the wine is soft-textured and finishes crisp and fresh.
A refreshing, finely concentrated Chardonnay.
This has a fresh and firmly bound nose with aromas of white stonefruits with lifted white florals a subtle herbal nuances, unfolding minerally lees elements. The nose possesses a steely freshness and detail.
Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is fresh, bright and lively with a firmly concentrated core of soft, aromatic white stonefruits entwined with white florals, lifted esters, some honeysuckle and mineral notes. The mouthfeel is lively with good linearity, the wine following a fine phenolic threaded line with integrated acidity. The wine grows in richness as it carries to a concentrated, sustained, aromatic finish. This is a finely concentrated dry Pinot Gris with a core of stonefruits and florals, and a lingering finish.
A soft, rounded Sauvignon Blanc with lush fruit.
VINTAGE 2015 - This has a full and fresh bouquet, packed with pungent aromas of passionfruit and herbs, gooseberries, capsicums and limes, the fruit positively herbaceous.
Dry to taste and medium to full bodied, ripe, juicy and vibrant tropical fruit and pungent passionfruit flavours are lifted by piquant fresh herbal notes. The palate has concentration and a rounded mouthfeel carried by slippery, refreshing acidity and a fine, textural line. Some alcohol power drives the sweet and bold flavours to a firm, lingering textured finish.
The nose is soft and full with gently concentrated aromas of lime and lemon fruit harmoniously entwined with exotic white and yellow florals, nuances of honeysuckle, unfolding mineral elements with aeration.
Dryish to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate is subtly rich with mouthfilling flavours of lime fruit melded with exotic florals and honeysuckle, detailed by mineral suggestions. The mouthfeel of soft and dry with very fine textures from fruit extract, and the acidity is softly ripe and well balanced. The flavours of exotic florals and citrus fruit blossom, and carry to a long and sustained finish with an array of aromatics. This is a softly rich, aromatic, dry Riesling with exotic citrus, floral and honeysuckle flavours and fine textures, unfolding waves of fragrance.
This Riesling has been produced from selectively hand picked grapes in an off dry style. It leads with hints of orange blossom on the nose followed by silky smooth peach and tropical fruit flavours with a lingering and appealing acidity.
Paulownia Estate Sauvignon Blanc has been produced from hand picked grapes. It is a well balanced wine with citrus and gooseberry overtones and a soft but lingering acid finish in the traditional savvy style.
The 'James' Pinot Gris seeks to harvest only those grapes with a deep intensity of flavour and a clear potential to yield outstanding purity and balance in the finished wine.
They look for varietal typicity, power, concentration, great balance and a capacity to bottle age. James 2013 Pinot Gris is a wine inspired by the full bodied, off dry Pinot Gris styles of Alsace, France.
Suitable from aperitif to entrée and the main meal with a real affinity for accompaniment to rich, weighty and mildly spiced foods.
"Appealing scented wine with fresh peach, mango, guava and pawpaw flavours. Moderately sweet but perfectly balanced wine with an ethereal texture and a lingering finish. Fascinating wine with loads of appeal." - Bob Campbell 93/100
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