Smooth and rich, this Pinot Gris has loads of spicy pear aromas with hints of lychee and floral notes. On the palate, aging sur lie has given a rich full-bodied texture which is balanced with a crisp finish and flavours of pear, spice and a hint of honey.
Fruit from our own vineyard was harvested at optimum ripeness, free run and pressing juice was fermented separately between 12-15˚C with yeast selected to maximise the natural fruit flavours. A portion of the wine was left sur lie to add complexity and enhance the richness of the wine. The parcels were then blended to achieve a fresh, full bodied Pinot Gris.
Region: Hawke's Bay
Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.4 RS: 7g/L
A wine suitable for drinking now, its freshness and acidity will ensure its longevity.
Perfect as an aperitif, with spicy food or great with blue cheese and pear.