What the Critics say
From 25-year-old vines on their own roots and dry-farmed. Taut, vibrant chardonnay with oyster-shell, saline, grapefruit, citrus, ginger and cashew nut characters supported by tangy acidity. Impressive. Drink: 2021-2026
Clos de Ste. Anne is a single vineyard situated on steep northeast facing slopes in the foothills of Poverty Bay. The 2014 Chardonnay comes from older plantings in the original Naboth’s Vineyard.
The soil is young; a type of loam with volcanic ash and pumice over calcareous sedimentary rock. At 4,000 vines per hectare this vineyard is dry farmed and weeded by hand. Each shoot is individually positioned upwards to capture all of the sunlight.