5 Stars
94 Points
5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars Raymond Chan
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Gris

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Regions : North Canterbury

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Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"The fruit for this wine was hand harvested from our Georges Road vineyard in Waipara. Vineyard soils are predominantly loam and gravel based. The vines are trained to a 2 cane VSP trellis with row spacing at 2.0m and vine spacing at 1.5m. A portion of the vines are at 1.0m. Clones are a mix of 2/15, 2/16, Ovaille and Barrie on 3309 and 101-14 rootstock. The fruit was delivered on the day of harvest to the winery for processing. Shoot and crop thinning are employed to ensure optimum fruit quality. This season cropping levels were low at approx. 1.0kg/vine.

The fruit was destemmed directly into the Press and gently pressed. The resulting juice was settled briefly overnight in tank before being racked to seasoned French oak barrels where it underwent a natural fermentation to near dryness. The wine remained on gross lees for 6 months, with weekly stirring to build additional texture, and was allowed to partially go through Malolactic ferment to add to the weigh, before being racked, blended and filtered just prior to bottling.

This highly aromatic European inspired Gris with layers of apricot, pear and spice typical of the variety together with a very generous palate weight, rich texture and great length. A dry wine with superb balance between the hint of fruit sweetness and fresh acidity."

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"Full of personality, the 2017 vintage was estate-grown, hand-picked and fermented with indigenous yeasts in seasoned oak barrels. Light yellow/green, it is mouthfilling, with stone-fruit and spice flavours, a vague hint of honey, and excellent complexity and richness. Made in a dry style (4 grams/litre of residual sugar), it's already drinking well."

5 Stars & 18.5+/20 (94) Raymond Chan, February 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and well-concentrated with a deep and rounded heart of yellow stonefruits entwined with honey notes unfolding exotic yellow florals. The aromatics grow in richness with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has deep and mouthfilling flavours of ripe yellow stonefruit, tropical fruits and notes of honey and exotic florals. The palate is rich, near-unctuous and rounded, possessing a degree of savoury opulence, with soft, underlying acidity. The wine carries smoothly to a rich, plush finish. This is a rich, opulent and lush, dry Pinot Gris with ripe stonefruit, tropical fruits, honey and savoury florals, with an unctuous, rounded mouthfeel. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned French oak to 14.0% alc. and 4.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees undergoing batonnage. 450 cases made."

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