**** 2017 Pinot Gris




Ripe Bosc pear and sun-kissed peaches on the nose, deliver a fruit-packed and rounded palate of nectarine and vibrant stone-fruit. The flavours linger and are enlivened by an elegant use of natural fruit acidity on a long finish.

“Bright, pale straw colour, near colourless on the edge.  The nose is elegant in presentation with a fine and intense core of white stonefruits and florals entwined with subtle notes of nuts and flinty mineral nuances.  Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has an elegantly concentrated core of aromatic stonefruit and floral flavours along with spicy and nutty oak.  The flavours are gently concentrated, lending a subtle unctuousness, and the wine flows with good drive along a soft-textured line with soft acid freshness, carrying to a light, lingering nutty finish.  This is an elegantly concentrated dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit and floral flavours and subtle nutty oakl on a soft-textured palate.  Match with Mediterranean fare and most white meat dishes over the next 3+ years.  Wairarapa fruit barrel-fermented in seasoned oak to 13.5% alc. and 4 g/L RS, the wine aged 5 months in oak with batonnage.” **** stars

~ Raymond Chan Wine Reviews December 2017


“The 2017 vintage (4*) is a youthful, mouthfilling wine, very fresh and lively, with generous citrus fruit, pear and spice flavours, showing a touch of complexity, a sliver of sweetness and appetising acidity. Best drinking mid-2018+.”

~ Michael Cooper November 2017