Bouquet: Brimming with concentrated notes of lychee and pear, with underlying flavours of lime and mandarin and a touch of ginger spice.
Palate: The palate shows good fruit concentration, and a wonderful balance between texture, fruit weight and acidity, with a bright citrus finish.
Food Match: Beautifully matched with all Asian cuisine. Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar for up to 5 years.
The 2016 growing season started out incredibly dry, with some predicting a severe drought. Fortunately some unseasonal rains in February set the vines up for a great final ripening period. March and April were very consistent, with warm and dry weather experienced throughout Marlborough allowing a harvest that wasn’t dictated by the weather. Gewürztraminer and then the Pinot Gris were the first white varieties to ripen, showing wonderful fruit concentration and depth which can be achieved on the Seaview Vineyard. We harvested our Riesling two weeks later in order to achieve good acidity and ripeness.
Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 6th - 21st April 2016
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 12.5% pH 3.29 TA 5.9 RS 5.3g/l
Varieties: Pinot Gris 47% Riesling 35% Gewürztraminer 18%
Three aromatic parcels were selected and harvested individually over a period of twelve days. All three parcels were crushed, de-stemmed then gently pressed prior to cold settling for 72 hours. The clear juice was then racked off and each parcel was fermented separately. A long cool fermentation followed to enhance the pure fruit flavours.The Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer were kept on lees for two months to gain texture and structure. Upon achieving a finely balanced blend, the wine was stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.
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