2019 Huia Pinot Gris
The Pinot Gris is grown on the stony soils of the estate Huia vineyard. During the winter, vines are spur-pruned to reduce crop potential; through the growing season, bunches are thinned for the evening ripening.
After hand harvesting, pressing and settling, the juice goes to tank for fermentation. Two thirds of the juice awaits natural fermentation before being moved to neutral French oak barrels for the fermentation and maturation with lees stirring. The remainder is inoculated with wine yeast and fermented through to wine in tank.
The Real Review
Creamy, appealing Pinot Gris with pear, quince, ginger and nutty yeast flavours. A dry, but not austere wine with a perfect thread of fruity acidity that helps drive a reasonably long finish.
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