Robbers Dog Orange Natural Wine 2021

Type: Orange Wine
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Grape Variety: 70% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling
Alcohol Percentage: 10.5%
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Vegan Friendly

Climate: Plenty of sunshine, moderate temperatures and strong diurnal variation
Ageing: Hand-harvested together. 100% whole bunch fermentation (with the Sauvignon Blanc the only variety that was destemmed and placed on top like icing on a cake). Fermentation in an open top French oak fermenter and hand plunged every 3 days until dry then sealed up and gassed. The wine spent 77 days on skins then pressed into a stainless steel tank and left to rest before bottling. Hand bottled with minimal sulphites added

Color: Dark yellow
Nose: Clementine, spice, breakfast negroni
Palate: Bright and fresh on the palate along with a texturally complex finish

About the Winery:
The Glover family were one of the first to plant grapes on their farm in Marlborough’s Dillon’s Point sub-region in 1988. Nineteen years later, led by eldest son Ben, the family launched Zephyr, a range of single vineyard wines from the farm. The name Zephyr means ‘a gentle breeze’. Inspired by the prevailing wind that moderates their vineyards, it is the perfect fit for the Glover family. Never still, always on the go, always innovating and planning their next move on the farm, in the wines and with the family.

Today, rows of Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc have thrived in the fertile loam soils that provide Zephyr wines with lively aromatics, great depth of flavour and excellent structural longevity.