Bilancia is a small Hawkes' Bay producer of exceptional Pinot Gris, Viognier and Syrah. It is the label of winemakers Lorraine Leheny and Warren Gibson and was established in 1997 when Lorraine and Warren returned to New Zealand from winemaking overseas.
The fruit is all hand picked, keeping each clone as separate as possible for handling in the winery. Each lot was whole-bunch pressed and the juice was run straight to puncheons and barrels, with no cold settling, for fermentation in French oak. Indigenous yeast carried the fermentation to dryness. The wine spent 16 months in oak prior to bottling; there was no fining or cold stabilisation. The aim is to produce a wine that reflects the variety and the vineyard rather than the winemaking.
The result a nicely wound, tight but not too tight, wine with emphasis on a fresh, food friendly style and evenly balanced palate. Ripe stonefruit on the nose and palate with great texture and character.
We endeavour to ship all orders on the next business day. In some cases, it may take us longer to dispatch your order. On occasions due to events outside of our control it can take 3-5 working days to dispatch your order. If there are any delays, we will keep you informed via email
We use Post Haste and PBT to ship your order. Their lead time to delivery the parcel is 1 to 3 working days and further 2 days for rural address. In some instances it can take longer for the delivery to take place.
Our policy lasts 7 days. If 7 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a complete refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:
• Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
• Any item that is returned more than 7 days after delivery.
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