This is a beautifully varietal Waiheke Island Pinot Gris, from a lovely cool vintage. The season brought very low yields, which has resulted in a wine full in flavour and diversity. Custard apple, golden plum, spiced poached pear and crumble aromas come together to form a delightful nose. The palate is light on its feet, mineral and long. It is outlined with grapefruit pith type phenolics, coupled with lovely fruit sweetness which creates great overall balance. A shy lass at first, but once you get to know her, she really comes out of her shell.
Wine Maker: Chloe Somerset
Variety: 100% Pinot Gris
Region: Waiheke Island
Vineyards: Home Block
Fermentation/Aging: Fermented and aged in stainless steel tank.
Cellaring Potential: Enjoyable upon release and over the next 3-5 years