Kenzie Beautiful Strangers Orange 2023
This is lightly perfumed, with the kind of quenching tang of a G&T after a hot day. Gewurztraminer, Muscat clone Chardonnay and Saignee Merlot are sourced from the organic Osawa, Mangatahi and Paritua vineyards, co-fermenting on skins. It’s all pomegranate and rhubarb crunch, easy to get around, and at 11% alcohol it’s not going to knock you around. A beautiful thing indeed.
After 15 successful years of winemaking in Australia, Dave MacIntosh is back in New Zealand reconnecting with the place he grew up, Hawkes Bay / Te Matau a Māui. Fruit for his first releases is sourced from 6 organic/sustainable vineyards from across the region. We love Dave’s willingness to challenge convention in terms of wine style, and his deft winemaking touch in delivering wines of vibrancy, energy and freshness.