A terrifically hard grape to grow here, with all of the humidity being close to the ocean. It carries special significance for us – it was planted by the owners on their wedding day (the quality of the vintage is probably a good marker for how their marriage is going). A warmer than normal growing season resulted in slightly higher alcohol (the earlier you pick, the less sugar you get, and therefore less alcohol) and classic (for here) passionfruity and capsicumy (are they words?) characteristics.
Society price – $22