Country: New Zealand Region: Marlborough
Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Tinpot Hut
Fiona, who has worked with Matt Thomson for a number of years, supplements her own grapes with fruit from other growers in Marlborough and Hawkes Bay. The tinpot hut that gave its name to Fiona‰۪s wines is an old mustering hut in the remote hills between the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. The huts were used as a base for musterers as they rounded up the sheep that had been in the hills from spring to autumn. The name links Marlborough‰۪s past as a sheep farming centre with its current state as one of the world‰۪s most dynamic wine region.
Fresh citrus aromatics of sweet lime and mandarin mingle with subtle floral notes. A light-bodied fresh and appealing palate displaying flavours of lime and grapefruit with a distinct mineral finish so reflective of the Blind River sub region. Rounded and well-balanced acidity with mineral notes lead to a long pleasing finish.