The Babich family have been making wine in New Zealand since 1916. That’s three generations of innovation, achievement and winemaking excellence. It’s their passion, work and way of life. They make wines that are worth drinking; wines to be shared and enjoyed with friends.
From Babich's estate-owned vineyards in both the Gimblett Gravels and Bridge Pa Triangle regions, this wine offers delicate raspberry and floral flavours in a light, fresh and peppery style. It is sometimes co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier.
The grapes were harvested and gently crushed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Vigorous cap management during the height of ferment ensured good extraction of colour and tannin. After extended time on skins to promote tannin evolution, the wine was then run off to French oak. It matured for eleven months prior to blending.
Sweetly scented spice and raspberry, with darker notes. Supple and smooth on entry. Red and black fruits, with a hint of pepper and clove with a lingering finish.