Esk Valley - Pinot Gris 2015New Zealand White Wine
This is a full bodied and rich style of Pinot Gris.
Barrel fermentation in seasoned barriques has provided the wine with richness and the early picked sites have provided fresh, natural acidity.
Aromatics and flavours of stone fruits, honey and pears dominate with a hint of spice providing complexity.
100% Pinot Gris.
All fruit was hand picked and gently whole cluster pressed in a pneumatic press. An early pick from the Barber's vineyard has provided natural acidity and freshness to the finished wine while later picks from the Keltern and Johnstone's vineyards have provided richness and aromatics. A late pick from the Barber vineyard with a proportion of noble rot has added honeyed complexity. The individual vineyard parcels were fermented separately in a mix of tanks and seasoned oak barriques. The parcels were then left on lees until November before blending and bottling in December 2010.