MOUNT EDWARD CLOCKWORK ORANGE ALBARINO 2016
CENTRAL OTAGO, NEW ZEALAND
PITH GRIT EVOLVING
SKIN CONTACT / ORGANIC / 750ML
Evolved tannin that forces you to feel your teeth, pithy with notes of heavily steeped herbal tea.
From the Producer: Clockwork is always a wine based around texture, a wine that has skin contact as its core and in that family of wines known as ‘orange’ wine. A style that owes its origins to Georgia, possibly the oldest wine region in the world. Clockwork gains its texture from its time fermenting and maturing on skins, in 2016 a blend based around albarino, though including some riesling and chenin, with an average time on skins being 8 months. The varieties used produced a lighter style of orange wine than previous, more gateway than all in orange, a great intro to this style.
We are Bio gro certified organic, owning all our fruit across 5 estate vineyards, all in Central Otago, collectively producing wines of provenance and pleasure alike
We enjoy breaking new ground, the first in New Zealand to make vermouth, have wine on tap, early adopters of skin contact and minimal sulphur, we continue to seek out the unique. Our choices, style and techniques reflect, we believe, a growing demand for individual and authentic wine.
Traditional winemaking, a healthy regard to science, all without a rulebook telling us what to do or how to look. The less you do the better the wine is a truism that guides us via minimal intervention such as no fining, filtration, aids or additives.
Our motto, Grow your Own Way, is with a care to all around you, surround yourself with people who think the same and enjoy yourselves.