Harvested from our 2001 planting of Pinot Gris in late September, the small clusters were gently whole cluster pressed to release a lower volume of juice with a high degree of clarity. The fermentation was cool and extended over a 3 week period until dryness. The wine was aged in neutral French oak barrels for 4 months prior to bottling.
This classic Pinot Gris is soft and inviting, with notes of stone fruit, pear and honey. Expressive fruit flavours are revealed in the glass, giving richness and refinement to the palate. A balanced wine with purity, length and focus on the finish. Pairs beautifully with calamari, grilled fish, oven-roasted chicken and creamy pastas.
Nectarine, apple blossom, honeycomb
Asian pear, white peach, apricot
Light body with a broad mid-palate and lengthy finish