te Pa 2018 Pinot Gris, Marlborough

te Pa 2018 Pinot Gris, Marlborough

Item Number: 12875

UPC: 9-421902639036

Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Sub Region: Marlborough
Appellation/AVA: Marlborough
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Gris
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 3.5 g/L
Total Acidity: 6.0 g/L
pH: 3.36

Vineyard Notes: Pinot Gris flourishes on the gently sloping Redwood Hills Awatere Vineyard Naturally low cropping, this vineyard provides richly scented fruit with concentrated flavors and a lovely natural balance.

Vintage Notes: The 2017/2018 growing season was characterised by a hot, dry summer, with healthy looking canopies and slightly lower than average bunch counts. This was followed by an extremely wet February, and then more sun in March. Flavors developed well during the warm months and so harvest started early.

Winemaking Notes: The fruit for this wine was handpicked on the 30th March. It was then whole bunch pressed to a mix of barrels and stainless-steel tanks. The barrel portion was fermented on full solids and left to age on gross lees for 4 months prior to blending. This component displayed toasty, spicy aromatics and possessed a rich creamy texture. The stainless-steel component was fermented cool and was left on light lees for 4 months. This resulted in a floral, fruity component with delicate structure and great purity. The final blend consisted of 45% barrel-ferment, and 55% stainless-steel.

Tasting Notes: This wine has attractive aromatics of jasmine, stone fruit, vanilla and spice. The palate displays nashi pear, citrus, and peach flavours, with some lingering aniseed and spice. The purity of the fruit combined with the weight and texture from the barrel components resulted in a balanced wine at a low RS.