Peach white. Fresh bread, apple strudel and hints of strawberry. Dry and crisp, the fine bead and delicate flavours make for a perfect aperitif, and fine cellaring potential.
★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars, Michael Cooper's Vuyer's Guide
Currently on sale, the 2012 vintage (4.5*) is a blend of Chardonnay (52 per cent) and Pinot Noir (48 per cent), estate-grown and hand-harvested at Johnson Estate, in the Waihopai Valley. Matured for a year in old oak casks, then bottled and matured on its yeast lees for three and a half years, it is a bright, light lemon/green, vigorous, citrusy wine, with very good intensity, and a long, dry (4 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish.