Staete Landt is pronounced "state land". The name comes from New Zealand's first map made by the explorer Abel Tasman in 1642.
The grapes for this wine were grown on old stony riverbed soils in the Rapaura region. The grapes are planted in two different parcels of three different clones on three different rootstocks. There is a total of nine rows covering two acres. All of the grapes were hand-harvested. The grapes were then cold soaked before alcoholic fermentation (30% whole berries). The wine was matured in French oak barrels for 17 months.
Colour : Red
Aroma : Strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, meaty, spice
Taste : Northern Rhone-like in style, lots of toast, a bit thin, strawberry, raspberry, meaty, warm finish, white pepper
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : 199 SEK
Mark : B-