Isabel Estate is nestled in the heart of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand.
The Wairau Valley receives the full benefit of extended sunshine hours combined with a long, relatively cool growing season. Long, brilliantly sunny, mild autumns allow for the development of intense flavours and aromas in the fruit.
Isabel Estate has some of the oldest vines in Marlborough producing exceptional quality grapes and wines including an outstanding Sauvignon Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The vines - some of the oldest in Marlborough - grown on the south-western corner of the estate.
The majority of the juice is fermented in stainless steel to retain freshness and purity, with 5% fermented in 500 litre French oak barrels to add complexity and a textural mouthfeel to the wine.
Lush aromas of blackcurrant leaf, kaffir lime leaf, elderflower and boxwood explode from the glass. The palate is rich, offering fresh green mango, passionfruit & guava. The finish is persistent and coupled with the classic Isabel wet-stone minerality, makes this wine extremely refreshing.