Ra Nui Pinot Gris 2017 (12 x 750mL) Marlborough, NZ

Vineyard

Grapes were 100% estate grown on our own home block the Cob Cottage vineyard. Our Cob Cottage vineyard lies in the south eastern corner of the Wairau Valley, on the road just south of the township of Blenheim. The soil here is a mixture of gravel and sandy loam areas with some clay components. A warm site this vineyard regularly produces small ripe grapes with intensely flavoursome profiles and great length. This vineyard is run along organic principles with minimal use of any man made products (we are a member of Organic Winegrowers of NZ).

Vinification

All grapes were immediately transported to the winery, upon arrival they went straight into a receival bin and we allowed some skin/juice interaction. After 3 hours we loaded a small press and pressed all juice to tank, which was then cold settled for 48 hours, then racked with gross lees separated. A long cool ferment then followed, with the wine being fermented almost totally dry. The wine was then left on fine lees for several months prior to bottling. A portion of fermentation (20%) was also carried out in french oak barriques, allowed to sit on lees, then added back to the stainless steel portion shortly prior to the wine being cold stabilised and lightly filtered for bottling. Our Gris, as per usual includes a small portion of Gewurztraminer (3%) and Viogner (2%) adding flavour and complexity, all picked at the same time and co-fermented.

Season 16/17

A warm start to the season with pleasing sunshine hours and little rain, and well below average wind-run in November (visitors do not realise that Marlborough is quite windy, with a prevailing Nor’wester most days). Warm weather continued over flowering, then January 2017 was warmer than normal with very low rainfall (27ml) and well above average wind-run. As we headed towards harvest March 2017 was overcast and cloudy and this slowed down ripening compared to the warm 2016 vintage. April was initially wet and we started vintage slightly early to avoid Any potential disease pressure. Our Gris is always pruned to two fruiting canes only, resulting in lower crop levels and early ripening, which in a vintage like this 2017, where it was wet over vintage, certainly paid off.

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Ra Nui Pinot Gris 2017 (12 x 750mL) Marlborough, NZ

Ra Nui Pinot Gris 2017 (12 x 750mL) Marlborough, NZ

Lot No: 0016-2480309

Vineyard

Grapes were 100% estate grown on our own home block the Cob Cottage vineyard. Our Cob Cottage vineyard lies in the south eastern corner of the Wairau Valley, on the road just south of the township of Blenheim. The soil here is a mixture of gravel and sandy loam areas with some clay components. A warm site this vineyard regularly produces small ripe grapes with intensely flavoursome profiles and great length. This vineyard is run along organic principles with minimal use of any man made products (we are a member of Organic Winegrowers of NZ). Vinification All grapes were immediately transported to the winery, upon arrival they went straight into a receival bin and we allowed some skin/juice interaction. After 3 hours we loaded a small press and pressed all juice to tank, which was then cold settled for 48 hours, then racked with gross lees separated. A long cool ferment then followed, with the wine being fermented almost totally dry. The wine was then left on fine lees for several months prior to bottling. A portion of fermentation (20%) was also carried out in french oak barriques, allowed to sit on lees, then added back to the stainless steel portion shortly prior to the wine being cold stabilised and lightly filtered for bottling. Our Gris, as per usual includes a small portion of Gewurztraminer (3%) and Viogner (2%) adding flavour and complexity, all picked at the same time and co-fermented. Season 16/17 A warm start to the season with pleasing sunshine hours and little rain, and well below average wind-run in November (visitors do not realise that Marlborough is quite windy, with a prevailing Nor’wester most days). Warm weather continued over flowering, then January 2017 was warmer than normal with very low rainfall (27ml) and well above average wind-run. As we headed towards harvest March 2017 was overcast and cloudy and this slowed down ripening compared to the warm 2016 vintage. April was initially wet and we started vintage slightly early to avoid Any potential disease pressure. Our Gris is always pruned to two fruiting canes only, resulting in lower crop levels and early ripening, which in a vintage like this 2017, where it was wet over vintage, certainly paid off. (267400-1)

$4.92
per Bottle

$59
per package

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Ra Nui Pinot Gris 2017 (12 x 750mL) Marlborough, NZ

Ra Nui Pinot Gris 2017 (12 x 750mL) Marlborough, NZ

Lot No: 0023-2480218

Vineyard

Grapes were 100% estate grown on our own home block the Cob Cottage vineyard. Our Cob Cottage vineyard lies in the south eastern corner of the Wairau Valley, on the road just south of the township of Blenheim. The soil here is a mixture of gravel and sandy loam areas with some clay components. A warm site this vineyard regularly produces small ripe grapes with intensely flavoursome profiles and great length. This vineyard is run along organic principles with minimal use of any man made products (we are a member of Organic Winegrowers of NZ). Vinification All grapes were immediately transported to the winery, upon arrival they went straight into a receival bin and we allowed some skin/juice interaction. After 3 hours we loaded a small press and pressed all juice to tank, which was then cold settled for 48 hours, then racked with gross lees separated. A long cool ferment then followed, with the wine being fermented almost totally dry. The wine was then left on fine lees for several months prior to bottling. A portion of fermentation (20%) was also carried out in french oak barriques, allowed to sit on lees, then added back to the stainless steel portion shortly prior to the wine being cold stabilised and lightly filtered for bottling. Our Gris, as per usual includes a small portion of Gewurztraminer (3%) and Viogner (2%) adding flavour and complexity, all picked at the same time and co-fermented. Season 16/17 A warm start to the season with pleasing sunshine hours and little rain, and well below average wind-run in November (visitors do not realise that Marlborough is quite windy, with a prevailing Nor’wester most days). Warm weather continued over flowering, then January 2017 was warmer than normal with very low rainfall (27ml) and well above average wind-run. As we headed towards harvest March 2017 was overcast and cloudy and this slowed down ripening compared to the warm 2016 vintage. April was initially wet and we started vintage slightly early to avoid Any potential disease pressure. Our Gris is always pruned to two fruiting canes only, resulting in lower crop levels and early ripening, which in a vintage like this 2017, where it was wet over vintage, certainly paid off. (267400-1)

$4.92
per Bottle

$59
per package

Overview

Vineyard

Grapes were 100% estate grown on our own home block the Cob Cottage vineyard. Our Cob Cottage vineyard lies in the south eastern corner of the Wairau Valley, on the road just south of the township of Blenheim. The soil here is a mixture of gravel and sandy loam areas with some clay components. A warm site this vineyard regularly produces small ripe grapes with intensely flavoursome profiles and great length. This vineyard is run along organic principles with minimal use of any man made products (we are a member of Organic Winegrowers of NZ).

Vinification

All grapes were immediately transported to the winery, upon arrival they went straight into a receival bin and we allowed some skin/juice interaction. After 3 hours we loaded a small press and pressed all juice to tank, which was then cold settled for 48 hours, then racked with gross lees separated. A long cool ferment then followed, with the wine being fermented almost totally dry. The wine was then left on fine lees for several months prior to bottling. A portion of fermentation (20%) was also carried out in french oak barriques, allowed to sit on lees, then added back to the stainless steel portion shortly prior to the wine being cold stabilised and lightly filtered for bottling. Our Gris, as per usual includes a small portion of Gewurztraminer (3%) and Viogner (2%) adding flavour and complexity, all picked at the same time and co-fermented.

Season 16/17

A warm start to the season with pleasing sunshine hours and little rain, and well below average wind-run in November (visitors do not realise that Marlborough is quite windy, with a prevailing Nor’wester most days). Warm weather continued over flowering, then January 2017 was warmer than normal with very low rainfall (27ml) and well above average wind-run. As we headed towards harvest March 2017 was overcast and cloudy and this slowed down ripening compared to the warm 2016 vintage. April was initially wet and we started vintage slightly early to avoid Any potential disease pressure. Our Gris is always pruned to two fruiting canes only, resulting in lower crop levels and early ripening, which in a vintage like this 2017, where it was wet over vintage, certainly paid off.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Pale yellow gold. On the nose the wine shows ripe stone fruit, citrus, pear, and some spice. The palate is layered with white peach and citrus lemon and mandarin flavours, further enhanced by the barrel fermented portion adding subtle richness. A dry style with medium palate weight, pleasing roundness and balanced gentle acidity.