Highlights: The Hermit Ram Salty White 2022

This is a blend of Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling from organic vineyards in North Canterbury. They are fermented whole bunch. Some is aged in stainless steel, some in amphora, and two barrels are filled and left untopped to develop a layer of flor. The final wine brings together these separate parts. Unfined and unfiltered. The latest hit from the ever-interesting Theo Coles.

The Hermit Ram Salty White 2022 North Canterbury, New Zealand
11.5% alcohol. Full golden colour, this is beautifully salty and fruity with pineapple, pear, ripe apple and some grapefruit. Dense and ripe with nice intensity and a lovely tangy edge from some Flor involvement. Such goodness here. 94/100

UK importer: Uncharted Wines