Pale straw in colour with lifted and pure aromas of fresh passionfruit, gooseberries and lime. Notes of dried herbs, lemongrass, jalapeno and blackcurrant add pungency and intensity to the aromatics. The wine displays intense ripe fruit flavours of passionfruit juice and white peach, with citrus notes of lime and mandarin pith. The palate has intense concentration and generous weight, balanced by an underlying minerality and tight structure to shape a wine with lively tension and textural balance.
Auntsfield Estate is run under the watchful eye of the Cowley family and is the home of Marlborough's first colonial vineyard and winery. The dramatic hillside vineyard with its unique variety of soils is the inspiration to produce exciting hand crafted wines of balance and individuality that display the special terroir of this historic Marlborough vineyard. The original vineyard was established in 1873 by Marlborough's original winemaker, David Herd. Herd made highly regarded wine for over 50 years before the property reverted to sheep farming.