This luscious Pinot Gris has a gorgeous nose of spring florals, pear and spiced apple with nectarine and caramel notes on the palate. A full bodied white with great natural acidity retention and a long lingering finish.
Colour: Pale straw.
Bouquet: A vibrant nose of florals, pear and spiced apple.
Palate: Nectarine, spice and caramel oak.
Ageing potential: The wine will cellar well for 5 years, but is drinking well now.
Food Pairing: Whole baked snapper, lemongrass, ginger.
Situated in the heart of the cool climate Mount Benson region, the Norfolk Rise Vineyard is planted on 130 hectares of undulating coastal hills. Within 5 kilometres of the ocean at 37 degrees south of the equator, our pinot gris is planted on near perfect "Terra Rossa" soils, providing an ideal level of nutrient and water retention.
Grapes were selected and harvested later in the growing season to achieve this fuller bodied Gris style from our best Mount Benson Estate Pinot Gris vineyards. The fruit was crushed, and after a brief time on skins pressed and fermented into stainless steel fermenters. Partial barrel fermentation and lees stirring allowed us to build up the mid-pallate and a small portion of the wine was matured in new French oak barriques to allow development and concentration of the great complexity of flavours.
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