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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


Alcohol:                       13.0%
Residual Sugar:           7.8 g/L
Acidity:                         6.3 g/L
pH:                                3.65


  • '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

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