The fruit for this wine was grown at two of our vineyards in the Rapaura region of Marlborough. The grapes were harvested at three different maturity levels in order to add complexity of the finished wine.
The pressed juice was fermented in stainless steel and old French oak barrels before being blended back together for a brief period of lees aging. Oxidative juice handling techniques were employed to minimise phenolic uptake.
The nose of this Pinot Gris is very aromatic showing fresh cut green apple and spice. The palate is soft and dry to taste. The wine has many layers of flavour due to the varied ripeness of the grapes. This is a complex Pinot Gris that will age well over the next 5 years