NOSE: An elegant rendition, the bouquet shows ripe apple, poached pear, dried flower, and mixed spice characters.
PALATE: The palate is finely textured and delicately fruited. This is a drier style of Pinot Gris with an attractive minerally spine of acidity The wine displays youthful charm and delightful drinkability.
VINEYARD REGION: 100 percent Marlborough
VINEYARD: Rewa Vineyard
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: The 2017 Vintage in the Upper Wairau was typified by warm daytime temperatures, tempered by cool nights.These provided the ideal conditions for creating varietal flavours while retaining fine acidity and elegance in the wines.Harvest commenced the third week of April just prior to the late season rainfalls in the area.
WINEMAKING: The Single Vineyard wines are only made when climatic conditions allow the full expression of the vineyard characters. The fruit was harvested at maximum flavour as assessed through frequent tastings in the vineyard by our winemaker - for Pinot Gris, this occurs late in the ripening process.It was very gently pressed to avoid harsh phenolic extraction and the juice allowed to cold settle.The clear juice was fermented at low temperatures using yeast renowned for their ability to enhance the Pinot Gris aromas. A balanced amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to complement the palate weight and structure.