The Lloyd family fell in love with this site located in Central Otago and decided to plant vineyards on it. They named the estate Te Kano, meaning seed in Maori. Helped with viticulturist Mike Winter and winemaker Dave Sutton, they produce a small selection from vineyards and barrels, which are often produced in extremely limited quantities.
A refined and elegant Chardonnay with aromas of white peach, citrus and flint. Ripe peach, pineapple and nectarine flavours expand into complex biscuit and toasty oak, finishing crisp and dry.
Mendoza clone top grafted onto Pinot Gris in the Jerome vineyard, whole bunch pressed to barrel. Rich, nutty and spicy with some cedary, spicy oak with nice fruit expression. Good breadth of flavour, yet still has a compact nature.- 91 pts Dr. Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak