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