“This Pinot Gris is richly scented with floral and spice aromas. The palate is succulent and juicy with concentrated flavours of pear and lychee, combined with gentle sweetness, which leads into a long lush finish.”
This wine comes from our fully sustainable Sturkenboom vineyard in Ranzau Road, Hope.
The vines were cropped lightly to ensure maximum concentration of flavour and body in the wine. We were very diligent in removing leaves from around the bunches and the bunches themselves were extensively thinned prior to harvest to ensure there were no unripe or phenolic flavours in the wine. The grapes were harvested on the 27th of March.
The grapes were pressed and the juice held cold to capture optimum varietal characteristics and fruit purity. The juice was handled gently and reductively in the winery and underwent a cool fermentation in stainless steel using a selected yeast strain. The wine was stop fermented at 18 gm/l residual sugar and aged on yeast lees for 60 days adding richness and texture to the finished wine.
- – Gold medal – New Zealand International Wine Show
- – Pure Silver medal – Air New Zealand Wine Awards
- – 4.5 Stars (92 points) – Bob Campbell, Master of Wine
- – 4.5 Stars (90 points) – Sam Kim, Wine Writer