Predominantly from the adjacent Barnsely vineyard and our Lawson’s vineyard in Marlborough’s Waihopai Valley, with the addition of 20% from Dave Eatwell’s densely planted hillside vineyard in the Omaka Valley. A lovely long summer, combined with careful crop management and attention to detail at each step in the vineyards produce delicious grapes, picked in perfect condition.

Each vineyard is harvested separately and gently pressed, the free run juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures, while the pressings are fermented in older French oak barriques and puncheons. Post fermentation, the steel tank components are gently lees stirred to help build texture and complexity. The two components are then blended and bottled.

Tasting Notes

This Pinot Gris has a straw gold appearance complemented by aromas of pear, nectarine, brioche, and citrus.  The palate has a lovely acidity and minerality, with stone fruit and citrus flavors.  A hint of sweetness and fine grain phenolics provide structure and weight, giving the wine lovely concentration and length.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Barnsley
Soil composition:
Silt and Clay-Loam
Training method:
VSP
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Pinot Gris
Fermentation container:
Stainless Steel Tanks and Barrels
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
21 days
Fermentation temperature:
57 °F
Type of aging container:
Barrels and Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
225L Barrels, 80HL Tanks
Age of aging container:
10 year old barrels
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
5 months
Length of bottle aging:
8 months

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