Halcyon Days Vermillion 2023


This is supple, light, energetic drinking, as well as being a beautifully pure expression of Sangiovese. It’s pretty with bright red fruits and pomegranate aromatics. The palate is fresh, poised and shows a hint of the brooding side of this classic Italian variety. Fruit comes from the certified organic Osawa Vineyard on the southern alluvial river terraces of the Ngaruroro river in Hawkes Bay. As usual with Amy and Olly, this is carefully considered, with some of the fruit being direct pressed and the rest being fermented on skins for 10 days. A splash of Chardonnay completes it's make up. 

Amy and Olly Hopkinson-Styles met while Amy was winemaking in Spain, and Olly was writing for Decanter Magazine in London. They were drawn back to New Zealand with Hawkes Bay in mind as a great place to make wine and bring up sprogs. Outstanding wine communicators themselves, we’ll let them sum up what they very passionately do -

“Halcyon Days wine is made with organic grapes from Biogro certified vineyards. The grapes are handpicked, naturally fermented, and bottled unfined, unfiltered, with no additions. We use time honoured methods to create striking wines that are a dynamic expression of Halcyon’s place: Heretaunga/Hawke’s Bay”.

Organic, unfined, unfiltered, no additives, vegan