Brimming with concentrated notes of poached pears and melon, with underlying flavours of quince and a touch of ginger. The palate is full-bodied and luscious, showing wonderful balance between texture, fruit weight and mineral acidity, with a long dry finish.
Marlborough experienced a mild-to-cool spring period, which ensured that the vines naturally produced lighter than average yields. These mild temperatures then extended into the summer months, coupled with an unseasonal period of rain, which ultimately alleviated the drought conditions we had experienced over the past two years. The Pinot Gris from this vintage has crisp mineral acidity balanced with plush pear and quince aromas.
Yealands’ Seaview Vineyard in the Awatere Valley is exposed to some of the toughest growing conditions in Marlborough; high sunshine and wind, cool nights and low rainfall which produces a smaller, thicker skinned berry with intense fruit flavours. This Pinot Gris is made blocks E6 and E7, which are located on a sheltered north facing slope, within the Seaview Vineyard. This pocket gives them luscious ripe pear and quince aromas that makes this wine so alluring. Drink now or cellar for up to 4 years.
Food Pairing: Enjoy with poultry and mushroom dishes such as creamy pasta with porcini, or heavier seafood dishes.
This wine is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.