(2021) From Central Otago, a little more subdued than the Escarpment version, a little more honeyed, still good spiciness. Again there is a significant level of residual sugar here, the mouth-coating texture of the wine making it quite heady, extremely luscious and off-dry. A full-blown Alsace style this (winemaker Paul Pujol once worked there), but gorgeous acidity sears through giving it great balance too. Delightful.
(2020) There’s a vegetal note here, but such lovely fruit, the sweetness of the 50g/l of residual sugar gives great balance, so this feels drier than you might imagine, beautifully sharp and defined by the acidity and the cool fruit profile.