2018 Winemaker's Whispered Secret Vineyard Pinot Gris
- Wine Club
- Pinot Gris
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
The grapes for this wine were grown on our Whispered Secret Vineyard, a cooler site on the south side of the valley, ideal for flavour development while maintaining beautiful acidity.
A rich, ripe expression of Pinot Gris, on the nose this wine presents the taster with aromas of ripe nectarine skin, fresh pear juice and lemon zest.
On the palate the wine is dense with flavours of ripe nectarine, pear and apple. It has a fine-grained texture in the mouth, leading into a long, juicy finish of soft stone-fruit flavours complemented with zingy citrus acidity.
- Winemaking Notes
The fruit quality was excellent so the winemaking focused on preserving that which nature gave us. We pressed the fruit whole-cluster immediately after hand-harvesting, and fermented it in a combination of stainless steel tanks and French oak puncheons. The slow fermentation lasted for over a month, and then the wine was aged on the lees for a further 4 months. Other than a light filtration prior to bottling, nothing else was done to this wine – just as nature intended it!
- Food Pairing
The firm structure but concentration of ripe fruit flavours means this wine is easy to enjoy by itself, but is equally an excellent food wine: summer salads, chicken with poached pears, or glazed pork would all be excellent pairings.