The Ōhau vineyard has stony, fertile soils - ideal for grape-growing. The area is renowned for it long autumns which help ripen the fruit in the vineyard. The grapes in the best blocks were carefully hand-picked to ensure only the finest fruit went into the Selected Vines range.
Superbly ripe and instantly appealing, the bouquet shows tropical fruit, yellow peach, mandarin and mixed spice. Beautifully weighted, with a lingering sumptuous finish.
About Ōhau Wines
Jane Cooper is one of New Zealand's leading winemakers and has won numerous domestic and international awards for her wines. Winemaking has taken Jane to Chile, the Hunter Valley in Australia, and Trento in Italy. Her New Zealand winemaking experience includes working for Seifried Estate in Nelson and at Matahiwi Estate in the Wairarapa.
Jane works closely with the team in Ōhau to ensure the best fruit comes off the vineyard. She believes that incorporating all aspects of wine production, from vine to bottle, is essential to ensuring the best result possible. Jane's aim is to try and preserve as much of the distinctive Ōhau fruit characteristics as possible. Modern technology and techniques are used alongside a traditional approach. The team also treats each vine and its grapes like family, frequently referring to them as their 'babies'.