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Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris
Delicately scented pear and nectarine, a graceful stonefruit and floral backdrop with lively crisp apple freshness.
The beguiling beauty of our elevated terraced vineyards in the Hawke’s Bay creates an enchanting Pinot Gris that captures the delicate aromatic flavours of the variety whilst retaining its natural vibrancy and purity. Its perfumed notes and soft hints of ginger introduce a soft yet, delicate style with fresh citrus vitality that dances across your tongue. A unique cool climate expression of this wonderful varietal. Elegant, crisp and altogether refreshing. Share your favourite Pinot Gris moment on our Experience page.
Crownthorpe Terraces, Hawke’s Bay
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The fruit is destemmed and transferred to tank presses where the free-run juice is run off and separated before gentle pressing of the remaining fruit. The juice is cold settled to a clear state, racked into stainless steel fermentation tanks and then inoculated with a range of yeasts selected to retain varietal aromatics and character, and enhance complexity and aromaticity. A slow, temperature controlled fermentation is undertaken over a number of weeks. Post fermentation, the wine is lees stirred and aged in tank to add softness and texture. The wine is then racked and bottled young to ensure that the aromatic, crisp and elegant varietal characters are retained.