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is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.
Very good vintage. Good flowering, tendency to over-large crops for some, unsettled late Feb / early March but dryer late summer and autumn right through April, with unusually cool nights both March and April, allowed good ripening.
High quality seven-year old chateau-selection vines originally sourced from Bordeaux and grafted onto
phylloxera-resistant rootstock (101-14),hand-planted with close spacing and low fruiting wires for
maximum warmth in our North facing block 80m above sea level,into well-drained iron-rich clay soils with
volcanic ash and magnesium nodules, over deep clay and 155 million year old weathered- greywacke sedimentary
basement.New Zealand Wine Growers Nil Residue Spray Programme (Designed to Comply with the NZ Wine Growers Export Wine Scehdule).
Sustainably Certified Vineyard ID: AK 1012.
The grapes were hand-picked in the cool of the early morning, sorted in the field, destemmed and lightly crushed within 20-30 minutes
of harvesting. Fermentation in small batch (900 and 1500L) open-top fermenters with hand-plunging , followed by a 12 day maceration
before the wine (mainly free-run with small amounts of light press wine ) was run to barrel for MLF. Elevage was carried out at
14-15 degrees using 30% medium toast new French oak for 12 months on a low sulphur regime. After four rackings the wine was bottled
without fining. The bottles were then cellar aged until release in August 2012 (Cellar door only) and finally at the October 2012 'Island of Wine Expo',
Viaduct Harbour, Auckland.
Premium Punted Bordeaux; antique green glass; black Stelvin closure; 12x750ml bottles in layflat carton with two moulded liners
Also available on request in Jurassic Ridge-branded classic wooden dispatch boxes (6-bottle packs)
Waiheke Winegrowers Association (WWA) Certified 100% Sustainably Waiheke Grown GrapesSustainably Certified Vineyard and Winery (SWNZ)
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Available to Trade and Export
144 Church Bay Road, RD1 Oneroa, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 950 3175. Fax: +64 9 372 6602, Mobile: +64 21 1888 638
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