This wine exhibits intense perfumed aromas of fresh ripe pear with hints of gentle spice. It has a textural palate dominated by baked apple, almond and cinnamon characters, with an integrated mineral acidity creating a lengthy and harmonious finish.
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- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Aromas of green and red apple, quince and spicy pear notes feature on the nose.
It has a textural palate dominated by baked apple, almond and cinnamon characters, with an integrated mineral acidity creating a lengthy and harmonious finish
Soft cheeses, salmon, tomato, salads and white meats.
The fruit for this wine was grown in the Gisbrone, Hawke's Bay, Marlborough and Waipara winegrowing regions offer a diversity of soil types ranging from free draining gravely soils to silty clay, contirbuting to th ecomplexity of aromatics and flavour in the finished wine. To enusre excellent intensity of flavour and ripeness levels, low yields are maintained with sufficient fruit exposure.
Fruit from our Private Bin Pinot Gris vineyards was harvested and transported to the winery for processing. Destemmed and crushed, gentle pressing was then employed to avoid excessive skin contact. The juice was cold settled then racked clear and inoculated for ferment. Cool fermentation techniques were employed to promote aromatics and delicacy; the individual ferments were tasted daily and stopped once the desired residual sugar level was achieved. Regular lees stirring for two months was undertaken in tank to enhance texture. The wine was then blended, gently fined, cold stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.