Wine jargon, like all jargon, is thrown around more liberally than a frisbee at Edinburgh Gardens.
Countless articles claim to demystify wine, but the truth of the matter is that wine never asked to be complicated. On the contrary, good wine is the sum of simple parts: time and place.
Thoughtful winemakers aspire to be mediums for the expression of site and season, rather than to produce vinous self-portraits.
This is an aspiration that Dane Johns has fully realised with his home block project, Nikau.
Maximum care in the vineyard, minimal intervention in the cellar and minuscule yields result in wines that speak with great honesty of their home.
Minuscule yields, microscopic quantities—get them while they're around!