Heron's Flight Volare 2016
- New Zealand, 750ml
Deep purple colour. Rich, with excellent density, ripe cherry and plum fruit and with well integrated structure. The soft firm tannins lift pasta dishes and enhance most cheese and meat dishes. A perfect party wine.
- Winery: Heron's Flight
- Varietal: Sangiovese
- Region: Matakana, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2016
- Alcohol: 14%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
Food match: Roast pork, lamb chops & game meat; Prosciutto & salami; pasta with meat sauce; grilled vegetables; semi-aged cheeses
‘Volare’ takes its flight from this small vineyard and simply talks the language of this little piece of earth, cultivated following the principles of the organic guide lines, resuming the maximum respect of our environment.
David Hoskins and Mary Evans have been growing wine on the Heron’s Flight site since 1987, and while the vineyard was originally planted with Chardonnay and Cabernet, they soon discovered that the Matakana microclimate was uncannily similar to areas of Tuscany. So, with the unabashed abandon of true pioneers, they replanted the land with Sangiovese and Dolcetto – two grapes that we rarely see thriving anywhere else in New Zealand – and since then, they’ve been on an uncompromising mission to perfect these two varietals in their new home.
David and Mary firmly believe the climate is best-suited to Italian, rather than French, varietals – and now that the vines have many years of maturity behind them, they’re producing some beyond-convincing results.
They embody fully organic and sustainable practises on their vineyard, including water conservation, and all is handcrafted end-to-end.
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