An abundance of crushed fresh herbs and tomato leaf aromas that mingle with subtle notes of gooseberry, fennel and nettle. Dry and salty to taste, persistent flavors of lime and plum are revealed alongside mouthwatering acidity. The fleshy palate has a lovely creamy texture and a bright, juicy finish.
Clouston & Co., circa 1895, was Marlborough’s general merchant, trading and importing wine, wool, and agricultural supplies. Generations later, the Clouston & Co. of today produces estate grown wines using New Zealand’s distinctive soil, climate, and pure aquifers. These three ingredients create a unique terroir producing grapes which are expertly crafted together with a family tradition of wine, five generations in the making.
As a youth, David Clouston spent his summer holidays exploring the valleys and rivers of Marlborough with his friends. During his teenage years, David earned extra pocket money by helping on neighboring farms throughout the backdrops of the Awatere Valley and working for growers during vintage in the heart of the Wairau Valley. With some hard graft, and a cheeky glint in his eye, David soon gained the respect of local elders. Taking flight, David embarked on his own and after 22 vintages abroad in locations such as Chile & Corsica, he returned home to Marlborough to set up his own venture. David saw a chance to start a wine brand which could deliver great drinkability and offer growers long term contracts (that are both fair and offer a sustainable future for all.) David works closely with his select growers and is involved with the day to day viticultural decisions, as well as orchestrating the development of new vineyards in the most extreme micro climates of the Awatere and Wairau valleys.