Region: Central Otago
Grapes: Pinot Gris
First Glance: Orchid Fruits, White Florals, Textural
This Pinot Gris is an example of where excellent fruit meets uncomplicated, thoughtful winemaking. Handpicked fruit was pressed immediately and chilled in tank to lock in freshness and varietal expression. Bottled at Terra Sancta in October 2022, texture, weight and complexity were enhanced by wild fermentation and time on lees in both tank and barrique.
Instantly attractive, it has lifted aromatics of pear, apple, pineapple, honeysuckle and jasmine. The palate has excellent weight and concentration, with flamboyant pineapple, honey dew, nashi pear, white peach, fresh nectarine and ginger spice. Possessing depth of flavour, unctuous texture and juicy acidity, this is a vibrant, delicious Pinot Gris.