The fruit for our 2012 Pinot Gris was harvested from our estate vineyard in the Awatere Valley. A combination of canopy and yield management ensured great concentration and flavour in the fruit. After whole bunch pressing, 10% of the juice was fermented in older French oak barriques using wild yeasts indigenous to our vineyard. While in oak, the lees were stirred regularly. The remaining 90% was fermented in stainless steel with a selected yeast strain, allowing us to retain the vibrant fruit flavours of the variety. As a result, this wine has a lovely mix of freshness, richness and complexity.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
The cool weather of the Awatere Valley brings out the oral side of Pinot Gris.
Our 2012 features aromas of pear, spice, braeburn apple and lychees.
The palate is rich, of dry, opulent and balanced. The finish has the hallmark minerality found in all of our white wines.
Drink now through 2017.
Enjoy this wine as an aperitif or pair it with fresh seafood or spicy Asian dishes.