Smooth and rich, this Pinot Gris has lifted floral and honey aromas with hints of spicy pear and lychee. On the palate aging sur lie has given a rich full bodied texture which is balanced with a crisp finish. The flavours are an intriguing blend of pear and spice with just a hint of citrus
Fruit was selectively harvested at optimum ripeness, gently pressed, and free run and pressings fermented separately between 12-15°C to maximise freshness and aroma. Some parcels were left on yeast lees after ferment and stirred periodically to enhance the wines natural mid palate fullness. The parcels were then blended to create a rich, balanced wine.
Region: Hawke's Bay
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 8g/L
The honey and pear flavours in this wine will develop more richness and smoothness over time, drink
This rich Pinot Gris is great on its own, with spicy Thai food or to accompany a platter of assorted cheeses.
Awards & Reviews
Wine Orbit - 87/100
The wine is instantly appealing on the nose; aromas of stone fruit, ripe citrus and floral lead to a succulent palate that is expressive and flavoursome. Very well balanced and smooth, a crowd-pleaser with plenty of tasty flavours. At its best: now to 2017