The Huia was a unique New Zealand bird from the wattlebird family. The pair co-existed as a team in the dense forest canopy. Before the arrival of Europeans it was already a rare bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Rimutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south east of the North Island. Huia is located in the Wairau Valley, in Marlborough, at the north eastern tip of the South Island. Different soil profiles, rainfall patterns and orientation of vineyards are some important factors in choosing the variety most suited to that location. At Huia, the creation of good wine and a commitment to the environment go hand in hand. The result is elegant, hand crafted wines that go to help define the potential of Marlborough. With a focus on organics and biodynamics, Huia makes beautiful wines for today, while protecting the vitality of the soils for future generations.
The bouquet shows ripe peach and pear combine with lifted vanilla pod. The palate is rich with a silky creamy texture. There are layers of ripe fruit and well integrated vanillin French oak flavours. It has excellent length and structure.