This Single-Vineyard wine is hand-harvested at Rapaura and fermented and matured on its yeast lees in old French oak puncheons. It is typically weighty and concentrated, with a slightly nutty complexity. The 2010 vintage (4.5*) is bone-dry, unusual for a Pinot Gris. Fleshy and rich, peachy and slightly spicy, with a smooth creamy texture, it shows excellent complexity.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
This wine offers aromas of warm peaches and apple tart over nuances of backing bread, acacia honey and fennel seed. Medium bodied, rich and silken textured in the mouth, it's produced in a dry style with a crisp, balancing acidity and a long finish. Drinking now, it should remain fresh to 2014.
Rating 88 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW eRobertParker.com (NOV/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
This wine is a lovely example of the varietal. This Pinot Gris is full and round with ripe queen peaches, stewed pears in the mouth with a touch of toffees, cinnamon and spice. A grainy texture and soft nutty complexity showing notes of baked quinces and ripe pears. It has excellent length and weight.
This wine is very approachable whilst young but will gain complexity over the next five years.