Anchorage Family Estate Dolcetto 2015

Dolcetto 2015

Sourced from fruit that has been grown for us on a vineyard overlooking the Waimea Plains. The gentle rolling hills help to soak up the Nelson sun.
The handpicked fruit was gently destemmed and put into open top fermenters. After adding a little oak and a suitable yeasts the fruit was hand plunged three times a day and once the ferment had stopped we left the skins to sink to the bottom. To maximise colour and flavour extraction malolactic fermentation was partially done still on skins and the finished after pressing the grapes. The wine was then left to mature and settle. A week before bottling it was filtered and finally bottled. Black cherry red in colour. First impressions are Cherries, Boysenberry and Blackberry flavours with hints of vanilla start intriguing on the nose. Dark berries, vanilla and very prominent Cherry lead to a finish reminding of dark chocolate and coco. All this merry to a well-structured and full bodied wine. Recommended as an accompaniment with dark meat like venison and other game, or just to finish off the day in front of the fire.

About Motueka

The town of Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand lies close to the mouth of the Motueka River, on the western shore of Tasman Bay. The name Motuekaor more correctly Motuweka, comes from the Maori language, and means "weka island", the weka being a small bird of the rail family.
The surrounding district has a number of orchards as well as growing a variety of specialised crops such as hops. Motueka also formerly served as the main centre of tobacco growing in New Zealand. A small number of vineyards have developed in recent years, one (Anchorage) gaining an international reputation.
Nearby beaches, including Kaiteriteri Beach and Marahau, are very popular with holiday makers. The area around Motueka is one of the sunniest places in New Zealand.
Motueka, as one of the nearest towns to the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, as become the base of many tourist ventures in those parks. Sea kayaking and tramping now attract many thousands of visitors each year. Many artists live in the area around Motueka.
Motueka is a thriving little town with a population of over 11,000.










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