Aromas of Nashi pear, stone-fruit and a gentle spice background are evident on the nose. The wine is rich, creamy and textural with great purity of fruit and balance
Picked: 31st March
Alcohol 13.0 %
Titratable acidity 5.6 g/l
Residual sugar 8.1 g/l
Weather conditions leading up to the 2017 harvest were very dry and typical of a warm, Hawkes bay summer. As Autumn arrived the season became cooler and somewhat more damp. These conditions were very suitable for the flavour development of Pinot Gris. This is a cooler, later ripening site. The grapes were picked at an excellent maturity level which maximized aroma, flavour and concentration. The fruit was gently pressed to older oak barrels for fermentation. Aging on yeast lees for 10 months adds to complexity and mouth-feel. Winemaking is strongly focused on delivering the best balance and texture that is so crucial with good Pinot Gris.
Aromas of Nashi pear, stone-fruit and a gentle spice background are evident on the nose. The wine is rich, creamy and textural with great purity of fruit and balance. The opulent mouth-feel and richness makes this a great drink to share by the glass with friends, or even better with Asian inspired dishes or seafood.
Drink 2016 to 2020
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