Bouquet: Shows lifted notes of nashi pear and fig.
Palate: The palate shows fresh pear, stonefruit and honey characters, with a crisp, refreshing finish.
Food Match: Enjoy with fresh seafood, chicken or pork dishes.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar for up to 3 years.
Marlborough experienced a mild-to-cool spring period, which ensured that the vines naturally produced lighter than average yields. These mild temperatures then extended into the summer months, coupled with an unseasonal period of rain, which ultimately alleviated the drought conditions we had experienced over the past two years. These conditions were perfect for producing a lower in alcohol wine with ripe fruit flavours. This year’s Pinot Gris is showing the flavoursome characteristics which our Seaview vineyard is renowned for - nashi pear, honey and exotic fruits, hallmarked by a finely balanced fresh mineral acidity.
Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 3rd - 10th April 2017
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 9.5% pH 3.25 TA 6.6 RS 5.3g/l
The fruit was de-stemmed and pressed gently, separating the free juice from the pressings. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours then racked prior to a long cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to capture and enhance the fruit flavours of pear, honey and stone fruit. Following fermentation the wine was blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.
* 25% lighter in alcohol than our 2017 Peter Yealands Pinot Gris
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