Huia was of one of my first ‘lightbulb’ moment producers who were making wines of high quality and smaller volume from Marlborough. Claire and Mike Allan of Huia are delightful people of the NZ wine world, too. They’re still at it.
Fruity, perky, Carmen Miranda’s hat. Attractive perfume. There’s a clip of grassiness and herbaceousness that segues from perfume to palate, a rolling trim of jalapeno pepperiness that starts and finishes the wine with attractive spice. It’s set to ‘classic Marlborough’, for want of a better expression, but with some chalky tug and a tighter finish. Easy drink, more complexity than you’d think.