Seasonal Pinot Gris 2020 Marlborough
About the range:
We wanted to create a range of wine that showcases the best wine regions in the country, but also captures the pioneering spirit of New Zealand wine — the search for something new and interesting.
So, we decided that our wine range should evolve with the seasons, allowing you to discover something different each time you visit.
About the wine:
New Zealand Pinot Gris has come of age and the quiet Alsatian grape is certainly making itself heard in Marlborough.
This is a wine with depth of flavour, texture and interest. Poached pear and Lemon sherbet aromas first entice. Honeysuckle, grilled nectarine and red apple flavours follow with a subtle nod to Lemon Custard.
The palate is rich and weighty, with a line of fine acidity providing tension and a little residual sweetness to balance.
The grapes come from Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, where cool conditions provide the perfect balance of aromatic finesse and flavour intensity with mouthfeel and fresh acidity.
Picked at optimal ripeness, fermented, and then left on yeast lees for several months, the result is an opulent, lush style of Pinot Gris, reminiscent of Alsatian Pinot Gris form Northern France.
Awards & Accolades:
5 stars Sam Kim Wine Orbit, 4.5 stars Michael Cooper