"Colour; Straw yellow. Nose; Classic flavours of white peach and cut pear combine with gentle spicy notes. Palate; The lovely oily texture and bright fruit leads to a seamless finish. The flavours of nectarine and cut pear carry right through.
After picking and pressing the individual parcels were tank fermented at warm temperatures. At the end of fermentation the wines were aged on full fermentation lees for three months.
A South Island blend from 3 distinct regions; Marlborough, Waipara and Nelson. The gravelly soils in Waipara offer minerality and elegant structure, while the heavier soil sites in Marlborough provide stone fruit characters and a lovely oiliness.
Marlborough experienced an unusually wet February and early March which had us a little worried. However the weather gods shone and seven weeks of near perfect weather followed through to harvest. The warm days and cool nights in April presented ideal ripening conditions giving us fantastic acid structure and plenty of vibrant flavours. In Waipara the season started with some unusual frosts, and a freak isolated hail storm which luckily did not impact on our crop. The summer was glorious with hot temperatures during the day and cool evenings resulting in even ripening and great flavour accumulation. Nelson saw great flowering and bud break and ideal ripening through the season. Nelson?s fruit was in excellent condition and has added another dimension to this wine.
Grape Variety; 50% Marlborough, 35% Waipara and 15% Nelson Pinot Gris.
Suggested Food Match; Seared NZ Tuna & Asian Greens
Serve LIghtly chilled. " ~ Winery notes
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