Family Estates Headwaters Organic Pinot Gris

Select Vintage

2017

Grape:

Pinot Gris

Region:

Marlborough

Vineyard:

Headwaters vineyard - Wairau Valley

Recommended Food:

Try with BBQ’d prosciutto wrapped scallops drizzled with mandarin infuse olive oil.

Recommended Cellaring:

0-5 years

Production Notes:

The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed with 3hrs contact. Parcels of grapes were harvested from our Headwaters Organic Marlborough vineyard. The wine was fermented with wild yeast in-tank with a maximum temperature of 20 degrees to capture varietal character and build interest. The wine spent 7 months on lees.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 12.5%
TA: 4.4g/l
pH: 3.47
Residual Sugar: Dry

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of pear, ginger and honeysuckle with a biscuity complexity. The palate is a rich, soft up-front impact flows smoothly into apple and pear with ginger and hint of citrus elements. Well-crafted structure with length and elegance.