Wahine – Maori for feminine, woman. A woman of strength.
100% whole bunch. I wrapped the fermenter to exclude oxygen and left to its own devices for 10 days. Raspberry, cherry and floral on top of underlaying savoury character. Tannin is ample but very fine and mouth coating. Wine hangs from an almost invisible scaffold provided by the 50% new French oak.”
Charlotte Dalton’s Wahine Pinot Noir replaces the label’s award-winning Eliza, which was Charlotte’s graceful and free-spirited Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir. Despite using fruit from the Lenswood vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, Wahine reflects the winery’s new coastal home as well as Charlotte’s New Zealand roots.