The grapes come from three vineyards in the highly regarded region of Waipara and were picked in excellent condition. The harvest was a combination of hand pick whole bunch processing and the normal machine harvest. The whole bunch option preserves freshness and purity while the machine harvest adds skin contact where much of the flavour is found. The wine style is fruit focused, but fermented in new barrels. The wine has distinctive passion fruit aroma, that is also evident on the palate resulting in a mouthful of fresh fruit with added complexity from barrel fermentation and lees contact This wine has used the screw top closure to preserve fresh fruit flavours or allow the wine to age gracefully and reach its full potential with no bottle variation.