The grapes for this cooler-climate loving variety were sourced from the Maraekakaho sub-region of Hawkes Bay, which enjoys a temperate climate moderated throughout summer by cooling afternoon breezes. Healthy fruit was harvested on 22 March 2017 at 20.5° Brix.
This immediately appealing wine was crafted in a fruit-forward style achieved through vinification in stainless steel tanks, along with a slow fermentation initiated with yeast specially selected to bring out the luscious intensity of this aromatic variety. The emerging wine required no fining, and progressed through to cold stabilisation, before bottling under screwcap on 21 September2017.
This delicious Pinot Gris has been crafted from grapes of a superior Hawkes Bay vineyard. Full bodied and creamy smooth, it displays attractive peach and apricot flavours complemented with a subtle toasty note,and a deliciously soft aniseed finish. Enjoy with antipasto, chicken or fish dishes.