A wonderful single vineyard Chenin from Gisbourne on New Zealand's north island. Lots of bright lime citrus, peaches and apricots. With a soft, creamy texture and refreshing acidity.
Young vines from the Briants vineyard just across the river from Matawhero, yields are kept low to ensure early ripening and get those ripe, round fruit flavours.
Try this with some pan fried scallops with lime and coriander.
Kirsten and Richard bought the Matawhero winery from it’s founder and pioneer winemaker Denis Irwin in 2008. The Estate produces 3 levels of wine: The Single Vineyard range – a selection of the very best vineyard sites in Gisborne from three distinct sub regions; Riverpoint, Hexton Hills and Patutahi. The wines are fruit-driven and approachable and they display the palate weight and texture that Gisbourne is renowned for. The Church House collection – unique parcels of wine showcasing alternative varieties that are grown in the region.