Marlborough, New Zealand
Hawksdrift is a family owned vineyard, located in the Dillons Point region of Marlborough. The Dillons Point area is in the East of Marlborough, near the sea coast. It lies close to sea level and has deep, fertile soils. Shelter from the Wither Hills range, contributes to a long, hot ripening season, meaning, the fruit is left to ripen when other, cooler areas have shut down. This long hang time develops fully ripened summer flavours in the fruit.
Classic Marlborough on the nose, gooseberry notes with lots of tropical, fruity tones. The palate has a nice depth and texture to it, big exotic fruit flavours of mango and guava with an underlying grassy quality. Long on the finish with a stony mineral note.
Food pairing: Thai seafood curry