Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc
Localization: New Zeland
Tasting Notes: It has a pale straw color. The nose is expressive and bright with melon, lime, and basil leaf. The palate is full and flavorsome with passionfruit, sugar snap peas, and lasting mineral acidity lingering on the palate.
Old Coach Road is a selection of wines expressive of the region in which they are grown. They are easy-drinking, perfect for any occasion, and almost any cuisine you can think of. Best enjoyed young, these wines show a brightness, with plenty of fruit concentration and focus. Most wines are vegan and vegetarian.
The Domain: The Brightwater Vineyard is situated 15 kilometers from the coast and sheltered from the Richmond Ranges south. The ‘soil’ is a combination of rocks and boulders which is very hard on the farm equipment, but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun and for ripening the grapes.
Queen Victoria Vineyard is located in the Motueka area in the heart of a region known for its apple orchards, kiwifruit, and hops. The grapes are grown on very Stoney free-draining soils giving lovely fruit clarity and varietal intensity.
Our Rabbit Island Vineyards are situated on a wide river flat. The soil is gravelly sandy loam which is very sandy and free draining. These vineyards are about 1.5 kilometers from the sea which helps moderate temperatures.