2022 Mansion House Bay Marlborough Pinot Gris
Colour / Appearance: Mid-straw with a bright clarity.
Aroma / Bouquet: Lifted floral tones, underpinned by ripe pear and white nectarine notes.
Palate: Classic pear and fig flavours, with a suggestion of nougat and almond.
Suggested Food Match: Try serving with pasta, mushroom or poultry dishes.
Serve: Lightly chilled.
Cellaring: This wine is ready to be enjoyed now or within three years of the vintage date.
Please note: We are unable to ship our Mansion House Bay wines to Australia.
Harvest Date: 15th – 29th March.
The 2022 growing season started with soil moisture at capacity, following an unusually wet winter which had seen flooding in parts of the region. Pleasingly, the region did not suffer any major frost events and despite conditions in November being a little wet, the warmth that went with it meant that flowering was not drawn out and resulted in good fruit set and the prospect of healthy yields.
The fruit for this wine was sourced predominantly (83%) from our estate vineyard on Pauls Road (Rapaura), with the balance from our Tussocks vineyard (Awatere Valley). The vines were pruned to between two and three canes on a vertical shoot positioned trellis. Shoot thinning, leaf plucking, and trimming are used to achieve balanced vines, a healthy canopy and clean fruit.
Much of this fruit was machine harvested and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact, with the remainder hand-harvested and whole-bunch pressed. After cold settling, the clear juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 14-15 deg, using carefully selected yeast strains. After fermentation the wine remained on lees for 3-4 months. The wine was then filtered and finally bottled on the 12th September, 2022.
Residual Sugar: 3.95 g/L
Acidity: 5.25 g/L