Beautifully fragrant on the nose, displaying passion fruit, lime zest …. lively & vibrant showing mouth watering acidity.
A really beautiful example of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc by ‘Digger’ Hennessy, founding winemaker of the prestigious Matua & Mount Riley wineries.
Harwood Hall wines are crafted by hand in small quantities from the best fruit they can get their hands on.
It’s the precious product of two working winemakers & their families who throw themselves heart & soul into making boutique New Zealand wine – to bring you the best wine they can at a price that makes it easy to enjoy.
Pinot Gris is increasing in popularity and we believe it’s a variety well suited to one of McLaren Vale’s coolest sites – Paxton’s Thomas Block. The Paxton Pinot Gris is a crisp and fresh style that also captures the interesting characters and essence of the variety.
The 2020 vintage is the 13th release of this single-vineyard wine and displays fruit freshness and structure highlighting the suitability of this site for the production of premium white varieties.
A delicious Pinot Gris from one of Australia’s most respected wine growers – David Paxton. Paxton’s organic wines are produced on Biodynamic principles without the use of synthetic fertilisers or pesticides with a focus on promoting healthy, living soils.
This vibrant and subtly nuanced wine warrants pairing with oysters, fleshy white fish, poultry, Thai and Indian food. Like most New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs it will not benefit from or require aging. It should be considered to be in the classic New Zealand style. Ie fruit-forward, above-average to high acidity, expressing citrus and peach notes in the nose and pairing well with food, especially Asian food. It is a flavor profile that New Zealand has made uniquely it’s own.
In particularly challenging vintages there is an outside chance that a winery can make truly remarkable wines. Some estates find it impossible to step up, but others, in the face of adversity, have the confidence, experience and sometimes luck to make the inspired decisions which result in remarkable outcomes. In 2019, Hamilton Russell managed to swerve potentially catastrophic damage from smoke taint caused by a massive fire in January. An unusually warm May, June and July affected Chardonnay dormancy and the resulting bud break was extremely uneven. In addition, the vintage was cooler than 2017 and 2018, with an average maximum temperature for December to March of 24.5C (cooler than the long term average for Burgundy of 24.8C). Rainfall was lower than average, too, but during harvest, frequent showers caused sustained high humidity. HR’s organic treatments proved highly effective against the threat of mildew. They also picked the day before the skies opened, too. While the Chardonnay crop was 44% down this is the most remarkable HR Chardonnay I have ever tasted. With stunning depth and juiciness, plush, but controlled oak and serious length, this is a phenomenal creation with exoticism and flair.
Sometimes pinot grigio can be a little devoid of personality, but this one seems to have everything in place. Typical aromas of green pears, almonds and citrus float out of the glass, whilst the palate is lighter to medium-bodied, crisp and clean, with pear and citrus flavours, a talcy texture, and a long, dry, slightly savoury finish. Excellent with Asian-inspired or light chicken dishes.