Waimea means ‘river gardens’ in New Zealand’s indigenous Maori language. The Waimea Plains lie on rich, fertile, alluvial soil just a short distance from the shores of Tasman Bay in Nelson, which is regularly recorded as New Zealand’s sunniest spot. The vineyard sites have a sheltered topography providing protection from strong winds, and the coastal proximity ensures an afternoon sea-breeze appears like clockwork – keeping frost-risk at bay and temperatures moderate. Warm days, cool nights and deep stony soils make for perfectly ripe fruit, fresh acidity with minerality and excellent flavour concentration – distinctive wines from a distinctive terroir.
Waimea Estate Bolitho’s Block 2020
Classic Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc flavours of rich tropical aromas of mango, melon, passion fruit and ripe citrus.