Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned. All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.
South Island :: New Zealand
Made from carefully selected vineyards in Marlborough – New Zealand’s pre-eminent wine region.
The grapes are grown with soil knowledge and cultivation methods passed down from our Māori forbearers. This gift of knowledge and rich, unspoiled lands create wines of personality and purity.
The unique indigenous story surrounding Kono wine, along with the simplicity of the label and the quality of the product, are key attributes.
Kono vineyards are certified by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) and CEMARS (certified emissions measurement and reduction scheme) certified. We see this as integral to our values of kaitiakitanga — working with the environment without compromise.
True to Māori culture, we have a strong spiritual connection to everything we grow and a responsibility to ensure our land is passed onto future generations in pristine condition.
Machine harvested grapes are transported to our winery located in
Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. Once at the winery the grapes are pressed
in modern membrane presses, with both the free-run and harder pressings
combined in stainless steel tanks where they are chilled and settled until clear.
The juice is then racked and warmed before being inoculated with selected yeast cultures. The ferments are controlled through temperature manipulation and are stopped with a very small amount of residual sweetness.
A brilliant pale green
Vibrant fruit driven nose bursting with citrus and passionfruit.
On the palate luscious flavours of ripe tropical fruits and lifted herbaceous notes are finely balanced with zesty acidity, an underlying minerality and just a hint of residual sweetness. Juicy, crisp and fresh this wine leads to a long and dry, persistent finish.