Viticulture Fruit harvested from vineyards on Ohiti Road, Maraekakaho and Church Road were used to make this wine. The 2013 season was warm and dry, provided ideal conditions for ripening Pinot Gris and achieving good flavour development. This vintage has produced Pinot Gris wines with lovely aromatic profiles that are very soft.
Winemaking The fruit was crushed and pressed with minimal skin contact. We fermented the juice in stainless steel tanks (using aromatic yeast strains) at low temperature to retain the full varietal flavour in the fruit. The wine was aged on yeast lees, giving optimum balance and mouth feel. It has been bottled with a small amount of residual sugar.
Tasting Notes The colour is a light yellow. The wine displays primary fruit characters typical of Pinot Gris, reminiscent of pear and pineapple. Our wine has citrus overtones that typify white wines from Church Road and Ohiti Road. The palate is approachable with an appealing softness that makes this wine ideal for current consumption. It shows good intensity and richness with a full round mouth feel.
Cellar Potential The palate will gain intensity and length on the finish with one to two years bottle maturation. It should gain more complexity and bouquet over the next 5 years at least.
Alcohol 13 % Acidity 5.4 g/l Residual Sugar 6 g /l