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Pond Paddock - Archive

01 January,2011
An archive of Pond Paddock wines from the Wine2Trade portfolio no longer available

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Pond Paddock ‘Zoée’ Martinborough Rosé 2016

Rose from New Zealand – Wairarapa & Wellington

17+/20
Bright, pale strawberry-pink colour with some depth, pale edged. This has a soft and delicate, clean and pure nose with a fine core of strawberry fruit and subtly lifted red florals along with thirst-quenching mineral elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, delicate and uncomplicated flavours of strawberries show with interwoven nuances of red florals and minerals. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing, guided by a very fine phenolic threaded line. Refreshing acidity provides poise and balance, and as the wine flows, sweet, aromatic cherry elements unfold and carry to a fine, moderately lingering, dry finish. This is a delicate, dry rosé with strawberry and floral fruit with subtle cherry aromatics and sweetness, and a refreshing, mouthwatering palate. Serve as an aperitif and with canapes over the next 2 years. 100% Abel clone, 50% from the ‘Thompson’ vineyard on Shooting Butts Road and 50% from the ‘Grava’ vineyard on Lake Ferry Road, both south of Martinborough village, harvested for rosé production, given 4 hours skin contact and tank fermented with 20% in seasoned French oak by indigenous yeasts to 13.0% alc. and 3.0 g/L RS. 17.0+/20 Nov 2016 RRP $24.00

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Pond Paddock ‘Zarathustra’ Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Wairarapa & Wellington

17.5/20
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with pale green hues, very light on the rim. The nose is fresh and tightly bound, with ethereal, put positive aromas of tropical fruits and gooseberries along with gentle notes of fresh herbs and mouthwatering mineral nuances. With aeration, savoury, pungent passionfruit aromas emerge. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features bright and vibrant fruit flavours of passionfruit and tropical fruits, entwined with subtle notes of gooseberries, dark herbs and minerals. The palate is moderately concentrated and follows a firm, dry, phenolic textured line with crisp acidity lending energy and enhancing the vitality. The wine carries to a dry-textured, lingering finish with thirst-quenching passionfruit and mineral nuances. This is a fresh and lively Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, tropical fruit and mineral flavours on a firm, dry-textured palate. Serve with seafood, salads and vegetables, and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from 50% ‘Pencarrow’ vineyard and 50% ‘Canadoro’ vineyard, both on the Martinborough Terrace, 80% cool-fermented in tank and 20% in seasoned French oak to 13.0% alc. and 2 g/L RS, the wine aged 5 months on lees. 17.5/20 Nov 2016 RRP $22.00

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