This wine is sourced from fruit grown in the Keltern Vineyard, inland at Maraekakaho on
an old river terrace of the Ngaruroro River. With its gravel based soils, warm dry days and
cool nights, this is an ideal site to grow premium Pinot Gris.The vineyard is spur pruned
and intensively managed to provide ripe fruit from low yielding vines.
The grapes were picked in the morning while cool and pressed gently to avoid tannin and
colour pick up. The juice was settled bright before being fermented in a mix of tanks and
seasoned oak barriques. the finished wine was left on lees until blending and bottling in
Enjoy with soft cheeses, pork and chicken or seafood dishes.
Enjoy as a young wine or two to four years for a richer and more complex wine.
Region: Hawkes Bay
Variety: Pinot Gris
Oak Use: 15% Barrel fermented in seasoned French oak
Total Acidity: 6.23gL
Residual Sugar: 7.6gL