The nose is a mélange of dried pineapple, yellow fruits, honey and subtle hints of spice. Sweetness certainly drives the palate, but there is a healthy amount of acidity that keeps the wine light on its feet without the wine becoming too oily or sweet. The oak is subtle, but imparts a weight and creaminess on the back end of the finish. This is a wine that is approachable in its youth, but may also be put in the cellar to develop a few more years. Serve cold and in 2oz to 3oz pours.
The Nektar label features a cluster of white grapes amidst fall leaves, drawn by the owners daughter Kris Schornberg. The white grape cluster is in the shape of the continent Africa to pay hommage to the birthplace of our winemaker Stephen Barnard who is from South Africa. The fall leaves signify the late harvest style of the wine which is always dones in an ice-wine fashion, involving the pressing of frozen grapes.