In its youth the wine is moderate straw in colour with green tints. Aromas are reserved and quite exotic with hints of lime, peach, honeysuckle, passionfruit and gooseberry. Ripe flavours of sweet gala apples, lime and rich tropical fruits predominate in a lush textured style with a long dry grainy finish. The wine will drink superbly when young. To be consumed wherever there is sun, surf or seafood.
When Sliding Hill was pushed out of the sea, rock was crushed like grapes in a press. Wind and water then sprinkled loose soil, rich in minerals over our land. It created a prefect bed for raising Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. At Sliding Hill in Marlborough New Zealand, with a little help from nature, we have created wine whose depth, complexity and character and literally off the Richter scale.