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2017 Waimea Pinot Gris

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Lifted floral aromatics blend with lemon curd, pear drops and quince. While the palate balances succulent stonefruits and rock melon, before revealing an elegant fresh finish.

Region                                 
100% Waimea Plains, Nelson

Vineyards                           
Annabrook Estate, Hope Estate and Hunter Estate

Variety                                
100% Pinot Gris.

Harvest Date                     
2nd April    -   14th April 2017

Brix at Harvest                  
21.3 - 22.6 oBrix

Viticulturist                        
Ben Bolitho

Soils                                 
Stony soils with overlying sandy loam, deep river silt and free draining gravels

Winemaker                       
Hamish Kempthorne

Winemaking                      
After cool early morning harvest the fruit from three premium vineyards were gently pressed to create six unique parcels, retaining only freerun and light pressings juice fractions. Fermented cool with selected aromatic yeast strains to retain varietal intensity and character. 5% of blend was matured in French oak puncheons and stirred to create a rich, textural component. All other components matured on light yeast lees in tank for 5 months and then racked prior to careful blending

Colour                                  
Pale straw, honeyed

Nose                                    
White peach, quince, pear drops, lavender and exotic spices

Palate  
Soft entry of ripe stonefuits, rock melon and almonds balance with a silky, creamy texture before an elegant fresh finish

Cellaring                              
Enjoy now - 3 years

Awards

  • 4 1/2 Stars - Wine Orbit



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