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Roll over: Toasty savoury notes complimented by lifted aromas of citrus and spice.

Toasty savoury notes complimented by lifted aromas of citrus and spice. Tightly structured on the palate with the nutty character extending into a lengthy savoury finish.

Settlement are passionate about producing delicious wines that are expressions of a single vineyard block and respectful of the land the fruit comes from. They seek out the most distinguished parcels of fruit from some of Marlborough’s finest organic single vineyards, to create four wines that reflect the diverse parcels of land the fruit comes from. The wines produced – a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir - are well suited to Marlborough’s soil profile and climate and are sourced from individual sites in the Wairau and Southern Valley’s renowned for their silty clay loams, established vines, and organic farming practices. By choosing exceptional vineyard sites, little is required from the winery. The purity of fruit and flavour is nurtured in the organic vineyard, and any variation in season is embraced in the winery with little intervention required during the winemaking process. Creating elegant, complex and structured wines

Roll over: A delicate chardonnay with retained acidity and lower sugar levels.

The aim in the vineyard is to produce a delicate chardonnay, retain acidity, and harvest at lower sugar levels. To do this we employ substantial shoot positioning, rigorous crop selection and limited leaf removal.  These vines are now in third year of being grown without irrigation. All vineyard work is undertaken by dedicated family members, friends and community. Hand harvested and hand sorted in the vineyard, picking took place on the 15th of March.

As part of the original 1880’s subdivision of Martinborough, the Princess Street vineyard is formed by the early settler’s concept of a small farmlet. Originally divided into four 1-acre sections and two 4-acre lots, the property merged into one with the planting of the original vines 100-years later by Jack McCreanor, in 1986. Over the years, the vineyard has been influenced and shaped by some of the giants of the Wairarapa wine fraternity, to form the On Giants’ Shoulders vineyard that we know today.

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Roll over: Inspired by love, this is a classic Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay.

A classic Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay with attractive spiced oak and roasted nut notes which complement the summer fruit aromatics that our region is widely known for. The wine unfolds gracefully to bring joy to all occasions. 

At the very heart of this wine is the Bostock’s love of Hawke’s Bay and one special piece of land at their home at Ngatarawa. Long owned by Johnny and his wife, the late Vicki Bostock, it was Vicki’s passion that provided the inspiration for this wine.

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Roll over: 100% Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

The very first job of Chardonnay is to be refreshing.

Helio Chardonnay has a hint of reduction on the nose, reminiscent of freshly struck flint. This gives way to juicy stone fruit and a touch of grapefruit.  An attractive oyster shell mouth feel gives a pithy texture, paired with cleansing citrus and stone fruit on the palate. You’ll be going back for a second glass before you know it. A long finish of quenching bitterness and a hint of toasted vanilla from the old oak barrels makes for seriously food friendly Chardonnay.

Pair with good friends, crayfish, risotto, chargrilled chicken or well seasoned fish.

Helio is the side project put together by talented Clearview winemakers Sarah & Matt Kirby and wine entrepreneur Dave Nash.

 

Low stock 17 JR

Roll over: Very aromatic combining fruity and floral notes. 

Elegant palate that blends power, raciness and roundness.  Nutty, broad, toasty-earthy nose, with a richness of fruit and generosity consistent with the appellation. Chalky and flinty with plenty of intensity on the palate. Long.