Estate Pinot Gris
Waiheke Island

Estate Pinot Gris

The 2023 edition of our Estate Pinot Gris continues to be ‘off dry’ in style with natural residual sugar balanced with acidity and fruit tannin. The wine displays fresh pear, citrus and white pepper aromas with floral hints of jasmine and gardenia. The palate is lively with a zest of lime and a crunch of Braeburn apple with the wine finishing long delicate and fresh.

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Vineyard & Winemaking

The Estate Pinot gris is made from fruit sourced from a range of dry farmed hillside vineyards on Waiheke and Ponui Islands. All the fruitis hand picked and then macerated into the press to rupture the berry skins and increase the amount of ‘pulp’ in the juice, the most flavour and aroma compounds are contained within the skins. The juice is then settled before being racked with a range of cloudiness into tank prior to fermentation with cultured or wild yeasts. The wines ferment long and slow and when the correct balance of sugar, acid and tannin is reached for each batch we stop the ferment by chilling the tanks and then adding sulphur. The wines are then blended and bottled in the winter.