This single vineyard aromatic wine expresses baked apple, spice and pear on a dry, fruit pure and softly textured palate.
Pasta, fish, antipasts and salads
Vineyards and Winemaking
Grapes for this wine were predominantly grown in a single vineyard site situated in Maraekakaho. Healthy soils and vines with good fruit exposure to sunlight produced grapes showing excellent flavour intensity and ripeness. The warm and dry growing season of 2019 has produced outstanding wines in Hawkes Bay.
The fruit for this wine was gently destemmed and pressed immediately to avoid extended skin contact and the risk of excessive pick up of better substances. The naturally settled juice was then racked clear and inoculated for ferment. Fermentation at cool temperatures has retained fruit purity and acid / sugar balance was achieved by stopping the ferment before complete dryness.
Reserve Pinot Gris 2018, 90 points - Fleshy, flavoursome pinot gris with ripe pear, quince and apple flavours. A well-made and appealing wine that emphasises fruit without making the wine overtly sweet while avoiding any suggestion of grippiness on the finish.Bob Campbell MW