Mount Riley / Pinot Gris Marlborough 2019 / 750mL
Grape: 100% Pinot Gris
Geography: Marlborough, New Zealand
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
The grapes for this wine were grown in the Wairau and Awatere Valley’s of Marlborough. The Awatere fruit provides freshness and acidity and the Wairau fruit a riper flavour spectrum. Warm summer temperatures made for the perfect conditions to create mouthwatering flavours in this classic Mount Riley wine.
We harvested the fruit during the night in cool temperatures so that the natural flavours and aromatics were preserved. The grapes were gently pressed and the juice settled prior to fermentation. A small percentage was fermented in barrel to accentuate texture and complexity in the wine while the remainder was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to retain the bright, varietal aromatics.
Pale straw. Bright florals with apple and pear notes underscored with a fresh herbal seam with compliments of spice. The wine is just off-dry with ripe fruit. Rich texture and balanced acidity. Drink Drinking well now; this wine can be enjoyed until late 2023. Great with white meat, veal, Asian food, and cheeses.