How an Italian man and a French woman find their balance so far from home and despite the classic cooking disputes.
In December 2016 Simone is back from Switzerland where he worked as a winemaker while Lucie is backpacking the country and just started to work in the vineyards of Martinborough.
Their story started at a “barbie” on Te Muna Rd, Martinborough.
With the experience and expertise of Simone as winemaker and viticulturist and Lucie’s background in advertising, it became obvious for them to start their own label.
The Frenchitalian couple naturally settled down in Martinborough where they found the perfect equation between France Italy and New Zealand.
The Equilibrium Chardonnay is 100% grown from Te Muna valley Martinborough and Gladstone.
Citrusy and fresh with some lemon zest apple and floral notes and a light influence of oak.
The 20% skin contact gives some light notes of straw, hay and nuts on the palate well balanced with a good acidity that keeps the wine fresh and alive.
Stainless steel fermentation and aged for 9 months in old French barriques.