CAMBRIDGE ROAD

PAST WINES

2017 PAPILLON ORANGE

About: This wine is made from Pinot Noir (43%), Pinot Meunier (28%), Riesling (13%), Pinot Gris (12%), and Sauvignon Blanc (4%). The vines are all quite young (12-31-years-old) and are planted on four different sites around Martinborough. The dominant soil type is limestone. All the grapes were all direct pressed except for the Pinot Gris which spent a month macerating on skins. After seven months in neutral oak the wine is bottled without fining nor filtration, and less than 20ppm of Sulphur. 12% ABV

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2018 ROSE OF VENUS

About: This is a brand-new cuvée from Lance. Historically he’s made his rosé a touch more commercial, but this year he’s opted for a wild style more representative of his philosophy and the grapes he works with. It is made from Pinot Noir (70%), Chardonnay (12%), Riesling (10%), Pinot Gris (5%), and Pinot Meunier (3%). The grapes are pressed, and the free run juice goes into barrel for about a month. It’s then put into stainless for four months to settle. It is bottled with just a pinch of CO2 to maintain freshness without added sulphur. 12.9% ABV

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2016 DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

About: Lance uses Sauvignon Blanc from Grava Vineyard for this cuvée. The wine is fermented on skins for an astonishing six months before being pressed off into neutral oak barrel. After a twenty-month élevage the wine is bottled with minimal sulphur, no fining nor filtration. 11.7% ABV

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2018 NATURALIST

About: The bulk of this cuvée is Riesling (46%) and Pinot Gris (22%) from Cirrus Vineyard. The remainder is made from a combination of Chardonnay (15%), Pinot Noir (14%) and Pinot Meunier (3%) from Cambridge Road, Grava and Lime Gully vineyards. The grapes are all direct pressed into tank where the juice settles overnight and then is racked. This clean juice is then wild fermented until it has just a pinch of residual sugar left. The wine is then chilled, racked again, and eventually bottled. Fermentation resumes in the spring as the winery heats up resulting in a gently sparkling wine. This wine has no added sulphur. 13.5% ABV

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