Not the label you were probably expecting to see here, but listen to this... A few years ago winemaker/boss of Brokenwood Iain Riggs and his winemaking team were having a chat with our Mike Bennie about what to do with a new, wooden egg-shaped barrel that was arriving. Suggested perhaps skin fermenting some semillon, and Ian who had attended most of the Rootstock Festivals had his eye in for an orange wine style.
Beautiful golden colour, whiffs of salted nuts, bergamot, lemon curd and fino sherry. Nicely layered texture in the mouth, with a nice bit of grip. It’s a landmark wine from Brokenwood and an incredible expression of orange wine. So much going on. Only 420 bottles of made.