Te Kano, meaning seed in Maori, is composed of four vineyards which all add something special to the fabric that makes up their award winning wines. Low yielding, delicately handled, and farmed with consideration, Te Kano’s wines highlight the very best of their vineyards and sub-regions.
Northburn vineyard has elevated glacial terraces and highly reflective Schist soils promoting even ripening, while lending a distinctively mineral freshness and acidity. Barrel fermented and extended lees stirring over 10 months. Aromas of pure and fresh nectarine and red apple alongside notes of vanilla, spice, toasted oak and hazelnut. Complex and full-bodied on the palate with a rich texture well-balanced with a crystalline minerality and a mouth-watering finish. Receive 95 points at the International Wine Challenge 2022.
The 2020 Chardonnay Northburn Central Otago from Te Kano is not short on concentration. It’s a creamy yet tangy expression with a sense of firmness throughout its core, propelling the wine forward. You can expect a line of lemony acidity that pierces the smooth, nectarine-filled core, and a subtle nutty character from barrel fermentation and maturation on lees. Well constructed. 2022 – 2030- 93 pts Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous