27th September 2016
Bright, pale straw-yellow with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is full and fresh with good volume of fragrant white and yellow stonefruit aromas along with subtle rose-petal florals and exotic tropical fruits, detailed by notes of honeysuckle. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate possesses light, fresh and up-front flavours of white and yellow stonefruits along with exotic florals and honeysuckle. The mouthfeel is soft with a fine phenolic-textured thread and refreshing, integrated acidity. The flavours carry with good linearity to a more slender, but lingering finish of florals and honeysuckle. This is a soft, light and up-front dry Pinot Gris with gentle flavours of stonefruits, exotic florals and honeysuckle. Match with mildly spicy Asian cuisine over the next 2+ years. Made from six parcels of fruit from the ‘Seaview’ vineyard in the Awatere Valley, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 4.0 g/L RS.