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Family Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris

From several vineyards throughout Marlborough comes this rich, full bodied Pinot Gris which is partially barrel fermented. It has stone-fruit and spice flavours with a soft finish – medium dry in style.

Select Vintage

2016

Grape:

Pinot Gris

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

This New Zealand Pinot Gris works well with snapper fillets, rolled in fresh breadcrumbs and shallow fried, or with hot baked ham and glazed kumara.

Recommended Cellaring:

0-4 years

Production Notes:

Parcels of grapes were harvested when physiologically ripe from several of our vineyards in Marlborough. The vineyards with heavier soils add weight to the wine, where the lighter soils bring varietal aromatics. In the winery the majority of juice was fermented in tank at various temperatures and with various yeast to capture varietal character and build interest. The balance was fermented in old French oak and lees stirred to increase the body and complexity of the wine.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 14.0%
TA: 6.0g/l
pH: 3.57
Residual Sugar: 1.7g/l

Tasting Notes:

The sweet aroma of proving bread with pleasant note of sweet white stone fruit, with spice and citrus. Sweet pastry and pear tart emerge on the sweetly fruited palate. Generous mineral flavours complement the rich and full weight. Ginger and lemon zest add a pleasing zing to the finish.

2015

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

This New Zealand Pinot Gris works well with snapper fillets, rolled in fresh breadcrumbs and shallow fried, or with hot baked ham and glazed kumara.

Recommended Cellaring:

0-4 years

Production Notes:

Parcels of grapes were harvested when physiologically ripe from several of our Marlborough vineyards. The vineyards with heavier soils add weight to the wine, where the lighter soils bring varietal aromatics. In the winery the majority of juice was fermented in tank at various temperatures and with various yeast to capture varietal character and build interest. The balance was fermented in old French oak and lees stirred to increase the body and complexity of the wine.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 14.0%
TA: 5.9g/l
pH: 3.51
Residual Sugar: 1.1g/l

Tasting Notes:

The sweet, lifted aroma of proving bread appeals on the nose along with pleasant notes of white stone fruit, with spice and citrus adding to this sensory delight. Sweet Danish pastry and spicy pear tart emerge out of the succulent and sweetly fruited palate. Generous mineral flavours complement the rich and full weight. Ginger and lemon zest add a pleasing zing to the finish.

2014

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

This New Zealand Pinot Gris works well with snapper fillets, rolled in fresh breadcrumbs and shallow fried, or with hot baked ham and glazed kumara.

Recommended Cellaring:

0-4 years

Production Notes:

Parcels of grapes were harvested when physiologically ripe from several of our Marlborough vineyards. The vineyards with heavier soils add weight to the wine, where the lighter soils bring varietal aromatics. In the winery the majority of juice was fermented in tank at various temperatures and with various yeast to capture varietal character and build interest. The balance was fermented in old French oak and lees stirred to increase the body and complexity of the wine.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 14.0%
TA: 6.5g/l
pH: 3.40
Residual Sugar: 3.8g/l

Tasting Notes:

The sweet, lifted aroma of proving bread appeals on the nose along with pleasant notes of white stone fruit, with spice and citrus adding to this sensory delight. Sweet Danish pastry and spicy pear tart emerge out of the succulent and sweetly fruited palate. Generous mineral flavours complement the rich and full weight. Ginger and lemon zest add a pleasing zing to the finish.

Family reserve marlborough pinot gris