The 2013 vintage in Central Otago began in spring with some nervous late nights spent frost fighting. This was thankfully followed by a warm, dry and settled summer which resulted in great canopies and exceptional fruit quality. Sugar and flavour ripening, especially in our lower blocks, was very slow for the Pinot Gris in 2013.
Aged on light fluffy lees for seven months with frequent stirring during the initial period followed by occasional stirring for the remaining time.
The essence of this wine is texture complimented by intricate aromatics.
This wine is multi-layered expressing fresh vibrant aromatics of ripe pear and nectarine with a hint of mace spice.
These lively flavours are integrated with barrel influenced components delivering a rich palate with length and depth.