Forrest Pinot Gris Profile
Our Pinot Gris is grown on two distinctly different vineyard sites within the Wairau River Valley – the first of these sites, in the middle Wairau Valley has geologically young soils, predominantly made up of recently deposited Wairau river stone, gravel and silt. Pinot Gris from this site has a delicate citrus and apple flavour profile, crisp acidity and fine minerality. The second site, on the Northbank of the Wairau River where the soil is a mixture of river stones and Kaituna clay, gives a much more exotic flavour profile – orange blossom, peach, Asian pear and honeysuckle. The grapes were whole bunch pressed, cold settled and cool fermented prior to blending and finishing for bottling in spring.
An attractive nose of royal gala apple, orange blossom and nashi pear, with a hint of ripe stonefruit and honeysuckle. On the palate, this beautifully balanced wine is rich, soft and rounded, showing savoury notes with a weighty, oily texture. A hint of natural fruit sweetness leads to a lingering exotic finish; serve chilled, perfect on a hot summer’s day.