2018 Mansion House Bay Marlborough Pinot Gris
Colour / Appearance: Deep straw with a bronze hue.
Aroma / Bouquet: Lifted spiced pear and quince, with notes of nutmeg, jasmine and aniseed.
Palate: A medium-bodied wine in soft, rounded palate to support the ripe fruit and spice flavours. These persist on the long, clean finish.
Suggested Food Match: Our 2018 Pinot Gris is a drier style, made to be enjoyed best with food. We recommend dishes featuring smoked salmon, mushrooms, poultry or light game. Pasta dishes are also a good match.
Serve: Lightly chilled.
Harvest Date: 26th March and 1st April, 2018
Grape Growing: Vines are trained to two canes on a standard trellis, with balanced pruning, shoot thinning, vertical shoot positioning, tucking and trimming to achieve an open, healthy canopy.
Winemaking: The fruit was machined harvested in the cool evening conditions to retain the delicate aromatics. The pressings were separated, fined and added back to the free-run juice. After light settling, the juice was fermented at very low temperature with selected yeast strains to preserve the inherent fruit flavours, but with a degree of grape solids incorporated to aid texture. The ferment was stopped with a hint residual sugar to aid the soft texture.
Winemaker: Sam Smail
Residual Sugar: 7.8 g/L
Acidity: 6.3 g/L
- 'The wine is elegantly expressed on the nose showing appealing aromas of white flesh nectarine, fresh pear and floral, leading to a succulent palate that is supple and rounded. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours together with silky texture and refreshing acidity, finishing lingering and delectable. At its best: now to 2020.' Sam Kim, NZ, 91/100 points, 4.5/5 Stars