Golden cherries, peach, rose, cinnamon and roasted almond aromas form an incredible bouquet. The palate is beautifully structured, with lovely mineral texture and great length. It is light on it’s feet but with power. This wine is a great expression of our vineyard and the great growing season of 2016 in Marlborough.
The grapes were harvested early in the morning, and led straight into the winery. The fruit was pressed straight away, and the vibrant juice was run to a stainless steel tank for settling. This juice was then fermented at cool temperatures using neutral yeast, allowing the varietal fruit flavours to be fully expressed. The wine was left to rest on light yeast lees for five months, and as a result it developed a lovely creamy consistency on the palate.
Peach pie with fresh whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.
Our carefully selected, estate owned site benefits from naturally terraced land, which leads down to the Awatere River. The region is blessed with low rainfall and low vigour soils, predominantly formed from alluvial gravel, which lend remarkable texture and minerality to the wines. The vines are also closely planted which results in lower yields of top quality fruit.
Winemaker: Chloe Somerset
Variety: 100% Pinot Gris
Region: Awatere Valley, Marlborough
Vineyeard: Rocky Vineyard
Fermentation/Aging: Fermented in stainless steel vat, partially aged in oak.
Cellaring Potential: Enjoyable upon release and over the next 2-3 years.