Cloudwalker 2018


Vintage 2018 Production - 7,930 bottles
Vine Age 21 years
Vineyards Cirrus Vineyard Martinborough
Elevage 5 months in neutral oak & ceramic egg
Skin Contact 2 weeks
Composition 65% Pinot Gris & 35% Riesling
Alcohol 13.0%
Sulphite Content <10ppm

This year's Cloudwalker focuses on a single vineyard south of the village sited on the edge of the Dry River. A rock strewn stream-bed that seldom carries water but finds its source high in the calcified mountain to the east. The grapes are Pinot Gris & Riesling, just under half has been fermented with skins and seeds to build texture and refreshing pith into the wine. The wine is wild and untouched, with nothing added or taken away. Aromas of dried mango and earl grey with a touch of lemon zest. The palate balances textural weight with a dry crunch and a freshness tempered with bitters.