Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"A fresher style of Pinot Gris this year. Cool growing conditions helped retain bright green pear and red apple fruit aromatics, with a touch of ginger and spice from a portion of barrel fermentation. The palate shows simialr flavours, matched to a fine acidity that draws out length. A gentle sweetness balances the finish.
Grapes were gently pressed and settled overnight before racking into a combination of fermentation vessels with 25% fermented naturally in large oak barrels. The wine was then aged on light fluffy lees for 4 months to incorporate a textural element to the wine."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"Showing good personality, the 2017 vintage was estate-grown and hand-harvested at Pisa, in the Cromwell Basin, and mostly fermented and lees-aged in tanks; 25 per cent of the blend was fermented with indigenous yeasts in large and small seasoned French oak barrels. Full-bodied, it's a medium-dry style (8.7 grams/litre of residual sugar), still youthful, with generous, ripe, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, showing very good complexity, and a tightly structured, lingering finish. Best drinking 2019+."
93/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, February 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Pure, pristine pinot gris with ripe tree fruit, apple and pear flavours, together with a seasoning of ginger from yeast lees contact. Silken-textured wine with just a hint of sweetness balanced by gentle acidity. An attractive wine made with a light touch. Drink 2018 – 2023."