High Paradise is a combination of early picked fruit, and a later pick of sun-ripened fruit – direct pressed and some whole bunch maceration. The structure of the fermentation presents itself like its season.
It has striking acidity, with balance and structure, owing to the quartz stones beneath us. This wine is drinking beautifully now, but also one to have much longevity. Possibly our favourite and most well-orchestrated image of High Paradise, capturing the vintage and its place. Drink this over a few days, if you can.
High Paradise does not feature in the 2020 vintage. We, instead, took the journey with the high-quality fruit to express Geoponika, which we are extremely happy with. This is another dimension of Savagnin & Chardonnay grown on Peramangk Country at 600m elevation, with the ancient rocks and minerals below, which the vines send their roots down deep in to reach for the cool moisture beneath. If you are one to enjoy High Paradise then we suggest to store a bottle for later – 7+ years. – Manon Wines